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post #1 of 11
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Would a Creative Xtreme Gamer with Creative t3000 speakers be any good for amateur audio mixing?
Or would headphones be better?
Maybe the Extreme Audio would be enough and upgrade the speakers?
Help me guys!
ps.
it's not for this rig.
post #2 of 11
XtremeMusic and Headphones is far better.
I don't see any reason to buy any other X-Fi than the XtremeMusic, and since the XtremeMusic is the cheapest one.

Get the HD555's for headphones. The quality are awesome.
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The top budget is 143$, what do you sugest then?
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Senn HD280 for headphones
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106328

Xtreme music for sound card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

after rebates you'll make your budget
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post #5 of 11
You DO NOT want to mix music on headphones. You want some decent FLAT sounding speakers about 5 ft from each ear. If all you have is some computer speakers you dont want to use any EQ , you want them flat. And you want to mix your music kind of flat as well.. Reason being most people put their EQ in the smilely face configuration when they are listening to the music you have mixed. If you start out with the smiley face config your music will be very muddy and sound like crap. I do this for a living

If you getting into music editing/mixing dont waste your money on an x-fi or audigy, get a real card and some decent speakers. Like these for entry level http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DX4/

and this would suffice for a soundcard http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Audiophile2496/

But dont get the consumer grade crap x-fi and blah blah.. Bring on the flames.


ahh i didnt see your budget. , what i posted is the extreme bare minimum i would use
    
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And no your extreme gamer speaker system would suck for mixing audio. Its great for listening to it and playing games but not for mixing it.
    
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post #7 of 11
Also the xtreme gamer has no mic connector
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post #8 of 11
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Well , ill show my friend his thread to see what does he think of that pro soundcard.
But those speaker are very very expensive for him.
He doesn't have any equipment , he uses now a singstar micro to add voice in the songs , so he's getting a soundcard+speaker+micro.
Burnstudios, can you make up all of this happen with 150$?
post #9 of 11
well i did find these, about as low as i would want to go for mixing music. but alot more accurate than the gaming setup you were talking about.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ors?sku=603677
    
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post #10 of 11
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Well , we're still teenages, and , though he really likes mixing music, he doesn't wanna spend loads of money on it since it's just a hobby.
That's why i said he used a SIngstar microphone , because, he does like it alot, but he's getting is new rig this christmas , and we have already downgraded from C2D just to get a good soundcard+microphone+speaker/headphones for him.....
A thing that would make playable records would be just enough!
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