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Souncards for PC Laptops

Post by Daniel Logikal » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:34 am

Can some folk please recommend some good value soundcards for laptops that can do the job LIVE (e.g. utilising mainly Ableton) as well as in the studio? (Some of the MOTU units look good) Thx.

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Post by digitalbunny » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:05 am

The M-Audio range of firewire boxes are good.
I've used the FW410 a few times, pretty solid. Do a bit of research on them if you decide to go the M-Audio route, they get varying reviews.

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Post by harass » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:31 am

digitalbunny wrote:The M-Audio range of firewire boxes are good.
I've used the FW410 a few times, pretty solid. Do a bit of research on them if you decide to go the M-Audio route, they get varying reviews.
i don't agree, if you're going to use a laptop, make sure the soundcard is balanced..

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Post by digitalbunny » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:11 am

harass wrote:
digitalbunny wrote:The M-Audio range of firewire boxes are good.
I've used the FW410 a few times, pretty solid. Do a bit of research on them if you decide to go the M-Audio route, they get varying reviews.
i don't agree, if you're going to use a laptop, make sure the soundcard is balanced..
Like i said, they get varying reviews :)

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Post by Daniel Logikal » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:46 am

harass wrote:
digitalbunny wrote:The M-Audio range of firewire boxes are good.
I've used the FW410 a few times, pretty solid. Do a bit of research on them if you decide to go the M-Audio route, they get varying reviews.
i don't agree, if you're going to use a laptop, make sure the soundcard is balanced..
What is your recommendation(s)?

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Post by plaster » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:21 am

i'm prefering the one from tc.


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Post by harass » Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:37 am

Daniel Logikal wrote:
harass wrote:
digitalbunny wrote:The M-Audio range of firewire boxes are good.
I've used the FW410 a few times, pretty solid. Do a bit of research on them if you decide to go the M-Audio route, they get varying reviews.
i don't agree, if you're going to use a laptop, make sure the soundcard is balanced..
What is your recommendation(s)?
I have a ground loop on my laptop when using unbalanced sound cards, not saying you will, but i think it's smart to try and keep everything balanced.

The above card would suit you, there was a review in computer music too. I saw a new one by mackie too. what os you running?

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Post by Daniel Logikal » Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:52 pm

harass wrote:
Daniel Logikal wrote:
harass wrote:
digitalbunny wrote:The M-Audio range of firewire boxes are good.
I've used the FW410 a few times, pretty solid. Do a bit of research on them if you decide to go the M-Audio route, they get varying reviews.
i don't agree, if you're going to use a laptop, make sure the soundcard is balanced..
What is your recommendation(s)?
I have a ground loop on my laptop when using unbalanced sound cards, not saying you will, but i think it's smart to try and keep everything balanced.

The above card would suit you, there was a review in computer music too. I saw a new one by mackie too. what os you running?
I'll be running a stripped-back version of Win XP Pro, with 3 partioned harddrives - one for system, one for performance (Serrato, Ableton Live etc) and one for production.

Its an IBM thinkpad z61m w/ intel duo core processor & 2 gig of RAM. I pick it up on Tuesday.

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