Hi from Rio,
I’m going to buy a new Sound Card, and I want something professional this time, so I don’t want another SB, so I’m thinking in buy this one:
Audiophile 2496 (by M-Audio)
can I use this card with Renoise without problems? do you already tested
with this card? any other recomendations?
it works… Ive run ReNoise on it once on a friends computer… but Ive never worked with it so I can’t say anything on performance…
but i question your choice! are you just going to run ReNoise on it?
are you heavily into midi or not? do you need the hard-drive recording and stuff?
what is a professional card anyway?
as long as it produces HQ sound and top performance on Your Setup it should suffice imo…
In my understanding Audiophile is mostly favoured by midi-buffs and that for several reasons… a few of them being: the only choice in their local music-store, the guy in the music-store promoting it (to squeeze out that xtra buck by saying things like: ‘this card is perfect for you’; ‘this is exactly what You need’ etc), lack of knowledge of other cards, friends preference etc. etc.
of course, other reasons (in spite of the previous) is that it’s a quite decent card but if I were you I would seriously look into other options, ask myself a lot of questions about what I reallly need… I think you may run in to trouble, annoying hang-ups and such using it for tracking only… (my opinion!)… try finding Tracker-musicians that really use it and listen to their experiences…
Thanks for the answers, but I already know Audiofile, and I know that is a great professional sound card, with great conversors (AD/DA).
but Twilek, this card is working fine with Renoise?
because I want a soundcard to use renoise too!
aside recording vocals, keyboars, guitars, etc…
so are you using audiophile with renoise without problems?
I give you that one… still, Ive run the specs through, installed it for a friend, ran into various annoying problems… (though resolved now)
and I Can stomach the .bs.-part
Obviously not and it wasn’t my intention to imply that the card were rather than the users…
maybe my post came through a bit to harsh but my main objective
was to stir up questions regarding usage… do you need what you pay for?
or do you need more/less? are you paying too much or not? etc. so, there may be a better card suited for your
perticular needs when it comes to price vs performance… I think.
you obviously asked yourself these types of questions before your purchase
and I certainly did… and we’re both satisfied with what we got…
my experience of the card though, subjective as it is, is somewhat dented and I shared that… yours is good.
For a person to make up his mind it is good to see different views, don’t you think?
don’t get me wrong… I dont’ think the audiophile suxx or anything, I just don’t like it! (and maybe that is my loss…)
peace man! I just still wonder one thing, which cards are you talking about when you say this? Audiophile is a realy cheap card with outstanding performance, and I can’t think of many other cards that can be true competitors to it, so tell me, I’m just curious…
Terratec Dmx6Fire/EWX24/96-line and also the more expensive EWS-line
but the $200 range is tricky business… to get the real juice one has to move up a bit…
and if you move down you lose in performance…
but then again: what is it supposed to cope with?
I personally like the Yamaha DSP factory and the Creamware-line but they’re totally misplaced here…
I feel we’re almost agreeing by now but from different points of view though…
nontheless, it seems that you misinterpret my posts… adding more negativity to them than what is called for… I think that if you re-read them you’ll see that I mostly ask questions and share my opinion based on experience which isn’t the same as stating facts…
nevermind, it’s like the old machintosh vs. intel/PC feuds… You’re a believer
and I’m not! but that doesn’t mean much now does it!?
exactly what Ive tried to get across…
Thanks for all the help!
and bout Audiophile, any of you know a soundboard small like that, that have an Pre-Amp to use Mics too?
Not so large like Deta 1010 LT, but something like Audiophile but with a preamp.