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Thread #37295   Message #520461
Posted By: Justa Picker
03-Aug-01 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: Advice on Soundcards for Recording
Subject: RE: Help: Advice on Soundcards for Recording
Further to Hesperis's comments, what I especially like about the Sound Blaster with Live Drive, is that the "Live Drive" portion is a front loaded section that sits in a 5 1/4" bay (i.e. over or under your CD Rom - with an internal ribbon cable that connects it to the PCI card within) thus negating the need to reach around to the back of your computer and attach or detach cables. All you need to connect to the rear of the computer are your speakers. With the live drive front mounted, there is midi in and out, mic/line input, headphone output, and digital in and out. Makes doing a dump from any external analog or digital recorder a breeze. I use it for transferring home recordings onto the hardrive. The overall sound quality is excellent, and it can more than handle everything you need to do, Jonah. If the link above didn't work, it's based on a URL of: http://www.soundblaster.com (I've noticed that Creative's website and many others are exceptionally slow or not loading at all, currently. No doubt victims of the Code Red virus.)