What soundcard for my new windows pc?

Discussion in 'PC/Mac Builders, Mods, Peripherals - New' started by Steve Martin, May 18, 2019.

  1. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Active Member

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    Hello everybody,

    my computer died on me last week, and I have to buy a new one, so I would like one, that has great sound for creating good audio files, and also one that will let me plug the keyboard in and have really good latency for live playing into Cubase etc.

    thanks if anyone can offer advice to me here.

    best,

    Steve :)
     
  2. Tim_Wells

    Tim_Wells Tim Wells

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    You might consider looking at a USB audio interface, instead of a sound-card. That will give you more choices. Sound card interfaces are not as common as they use to be.

    If you can afford it, I would highly recommend the RME Babyface Pro (or any RME). They are best interfaces for low latency and have outstanding audio quality.
     
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  3. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon KSP Wizard

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    Definitely agreed on RME.
     
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    Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Active Member

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    Thank you Tim for the advice. I do appreciate that, and I'm looking it up right now :) :)
    That is good to know! Thank you :)
     
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    kitekrazy Senior Member

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    A most important request should be what are you willing to spend? I would easily say RME Babyface Pro and I don't have one but there is that $750 hurdle.
     
  7. robgb

    robgb I was young once

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    People still buy sound cards? As mentioned above, I'd go with a USB interface.
     
  8. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

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    nVidia GeForce video cards audio is not useable ? :barefoot: :blush:
     
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    Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Active Member

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    thank you everyone for your help and links here. I do appreciate that greatly. I just have to wait untiil next payday to pay for one, so I will be looking at all the suggestions here. Just another reason that being on this forum is a great thing:), you've all been so amazingly helpful. So, a big thank you from me to you all! :thumbsup::2thumbs:
     
  10. Phil81

    Phil81 Active Member

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    How many I/Os will you need?
     

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