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Re: Sound Cards - an Inquiry [off topic]

On Fri, 13 Nov 1998, Stephen P. Goodman wrote:
> Here's a question for you PC folks out there who are recording into their
> PCs.  Which sound cards do you love?  Which do you loathe?  I am more
> interested in PCI and further cards than ISA, considering ISA's 
> retirement in 2000.  I've no desire to get into anything over $200, as 
>on a
> PC level it's chicanery to charge more than that at this stage, unless it
> attaches to proprietary hardware, like an Otari or something.  Which, 
> is out of my desired area of sophistication.  I'm not sure this has to 
>be a
> MIDI card, either, though that would seem to be the onboard feature of 
> sound cards these days.

        I'm in the process of trying to pick a soundcard as well
and don't really know where to start, so if any of you are going
to ring in on this, feel free to do so publicly.  I noticed that
a lot of the low-mid range cards seem to go in the $400-600 range.
If I could get away w/ less I'd love to.  One person suggested
to me the Soundblaster "Live" card (around $200).  I'd love to
have access to an outboard mixer, though so as to keep it as
close to my old 4-track roots, though I suspect you run into
money there.