Old 28th August 2001, 16:28   #1
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The best Soundcard?

I'm planning to broadcast some live shows using Shoutcast in the very close future so I have to make a choice about a sound card to use to encode live shows to an mp3 stream. Any recommendations? I'm now on SBLive! Value and it's working good ... but we're always looking for smth better
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Old 29th August 2001, 20:08   #2
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SoundBlaster Live! Value is the best....

i really like this card......
is cheap....works good....
you have a digital out.....

is great....

keep the Live! value...
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Old 29th August 2001, 21:23   #3
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Live! Values are good, but Platinums are better, and the new Audigy range surpasses them all by a very wide margin.

But if you want the absolute best then you'll have to shell out £400 for a Yamaha modular soundcard, plus an extra £200 or so per module. We've got one of these in the studio (which we will eventually be broadcasting with) and OMG its amazing.
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Old 1st September 2001, 15:40   #4
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Anything by Teratec audio

I rekon theyve got a web site somewhere but if youre serious about quality and audio - teratec is what you want fella
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Old 6th September 2001, 16:13   #5
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reality check...

If you're on a budget the SB Live Value! is sweet. The Platinum and the live drive are a nice touch... (Infra Red et al).

Anyways.. the encoding is done by codecs on your PC and involves your CPU *not* your sound card...

<additional> You *CAN* buy mp3 encoding cards, but they are specific, specialist cards.
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Old 7th September 2001, 15:35   #6
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I know that, but I was thinking about a card that would give me more options when configuring the Line Input quality.
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Old 8th September 2001, 04:54   #7
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i am using Turtle Beach/Santa Cruz and have NEVER had a single problem with it.
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Old 8th September 2001, 06:16   #8
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You could always splurge and get yourself an Antex audio card, www.antex.com Keep in mind this is some high priced shit but it works and works really well.

I use one to play my audio back on and quite simply, it's the best.

I use Soundblaster Live's to encode my audio but I might switch to Antex eventually. A few more months of Ramen noodles and I might be able to afford it.
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Old 8th September 2001, 09:30   #9
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Sound Blaster Live from Creative... I've got it
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