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My friend is looking to build a new computer for music mixing, live recording, and play back.

So far I've got the base system chosen. Most of these parts are selected either for low sound or portability.

I'm not sure about which audio cards to use. I had originally thought of the MAYA44 XTe, but I can't find any for sale from retailers I'm comfortable with. Most of the equipment is connected via firewire or USB, but I'd like to have really high-quality I/O for the sound internally. The budget is between $500-$750 for this card(s).
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My friend is looking to build a new computer for music mixing, live recording, and play back.

So far I've got the base system chosen. Most of these parts are selected either for low sound or portability.

I'm not sure about which audio cards to use. I had originally thought of the MAYA44 XTe, but I can't find any for sale from retailers I'm comfortable with. Most of the equipment is connected via firewire or USB, but I'd like to have really high-quality I/O for the sound internally. The budget is between $500-$750 for this card(s).

http://www.recordingreview.com/soundcard/soundcard_wizard.php
    
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That resource looks promising, but it is very out of date. It doesn't even search for PCIe models.

Any other suggestions?
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RME Audio?

your asking the wrong crowd and it really depends on what you need.
    
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RME Audio is one I looked at; it looked nice but I wasn't sure.

Do you know if there is a different place to try looking?
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post #6 of 6
this forum barely has one foot out of gaming sound cards.

try asking here

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/
    
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