sound card recommendation

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Ken Bouchard, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Robbie Noake

    Robbie Noake Guest

    Just to throw my ha'penny worth into the fray...................
    The esteemed JA, ed of stereophile, comes out the winner in this
    thread, having at least the ability and good grace not to resort to
    the awful snideness that is only too prevelent with most regular
    posters. You regular posters need to use the google archive to check
    out your posts, some of you do know your audio
    but as one poster recently brutally pointed out, some of you can be
    very pompous
  2. Robbie Noake said:

    > Just to throw my ha'penny worth into the fray...................
    > The esteemed JA, ed of stereophile, comes out the winner in this
    > thread, having at least the ability and good grace not to resort to
    > the awful snideness that is only too prevelent with most regular
    > posters.


    If you consider Arnii Krooborg a "regular poster", then I have a
    bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
  3. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <e568ecfa.0308261629.1ab4224f@posting.google.com> imthemanbehindthedrums@hotmail.com writes:

    > what i really wanna know is if anyone thinks mixing the 8 adat tracks
    > down to the comp, then adding a few bells and whistles will make for a
    > better sound than just recording straight to computer.


    Depends on how you record the tracks. The ADAT will probably make the
    recording process easier because you don't have to fumble with a
    computer, but of course you'll need a mixer so you can hear what
    you're doing while you're tracking. If you don't have that, then you
    might as well record straight to the computer.

    It's not too hard these days to buy an 8-channel audio interface
    ("sound card") that has better sounding A/D converters than an ADAT,
    but if you're asking about whether an ADAT is better than recording
    straight to the computer using the sound card that came with it, then
    I'd give a resounding "yes."



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  4. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    In article <10452e64.0308261749.550dfc93@posting.google.com>,
    Robbie Noake <r_noake@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >Just to throw my ha'penny worth into the fray...................
    >The esteemed JA, ed of stereophile, comes out the winner in this
    >thread, having at least the ability and good grace not to resort to
    >the awful snideness that is only too prevelent with most regular
    >posters. You regular posters need to use the google archive to check
    >out your posts, some of you do know your audio
    >but as one poster recently brutally pointed out, some of you can be
    >very pompous


    When stuff gets crossposted from rec.audio.opinion into other newsgroups,
    NOBODY wins.
    --scott
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    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  5. I agree. RAO is a sewer.

    Mark Z.


    "Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:biielu$643$1@panix2.panix.com...
    > In article <10452e64.0308261749.550dfc93@posting.google.com>,
    > Robbie Noake <r_noake@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >Just to throw my ha'penny worth into the fray...................
    > >The esteemed JA, ed of stereophile, comes out the winner in this
    > >thread, having at least the ability and good grace not to resort to
    > >the awful snideness that is only too prevelent with most regular
    > >posters. You regular posters need to use the google archive to check
    > >out your posts, some of you do know your audio
    > >but as one poster recently brutally pointed out, some of you can be
    > >very pompous

    >
    > When stuff gets crossposted from rec.audio.opinion into other newsgroups,
    > NOBODY wins.
    > --scott
    > --
    > "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  6. Mark D. Zacharias Shelleyed:

    > I agree. RAO is a sewer.


    And you are a floater.
  7. Arny Krueger

    Arny Krueger Guest

    "Mark D. Zacharias" <mzacharias@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:D5c3b.6286$3E.3289@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net

    > I agree. RAO is a sewer.


    It's been on a downhill roll ever since the advent of Middius.
  8. Girth

    Girth Guest

    George M. Middius <Spam-B-Gone@resistance.org> wrote:

    >Mark D. Zacharias Shelleyed:
    >
    >> I agree. RAO is a sewer.

    >
    >And you are a floater.


    LOL!


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  9. Girth

    Girth Guest

    dave weil <dweil@comcast.net> wrote:

    >>>I was hoping beyond hope that he would return the
    >>>civility, but that didn't, as you put it, bear fruit.

    >>
    >>Is it bear and not bare? I'm shit at grammar, admittedly.

    >
    >Bear means "to produce" in this context (or give birth to).
    >
    >Bare would be to uncover, like in "baring ones fangs" for instance.
    >
    >At www.dictionary.com "bear fruit" is considered an idiom:
    >
    >bear fruit: To come to a satisfactory conclusion or to fruition.


    Thanks Dave. Learn something everyday...


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  10. John Atkinson wrote:

    > imthemanbehindthedrums@hotmail.com (drummer) wrote in message news:<e568ecfa.0308241823.3f652c48@posting.google.com>...
    >
    >>i have an 8 track adat, would that be completely obsolete if i buy a
    >>sound card like that? it goes for 400 american, so i wouldnt mind
    >>finding something a tad cheaper.

    >
    >
    > Sadly more expensive than the CardDeluxe, the RME Digi96/8 PAD has an
    > optical input that can be configured to communicate via the ADAT Lightpipe
    > protocol. Using Cool Edit Pro (now Adobe Audition), I have recorded 8
    > channels on my PC using this card and digital input via LightPipe.
    >
    > You can find Stereophile's review of the RME Digi96/8 PAD at
    > http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?541 and its predecessor, the
    > Digi96/8 PRO at http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?299 .
    >
    > John Atkinson
    > Editor, Stereophile



    Or perhaps the new HDSP9632 (192k converters, better clock circuitry,
    and nearly the same price.)
    http://www.rme-audio.de/english/hdsp/hdsp9632.htm

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