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Looking for a x16 card that has multiple mic inputs. Not going to spend a fortune for it though.

EDIT: It needs to fit a x16 slot as I have no other types of slots open
Edited by AcEsSalvation - 6/11/13 at 1:09pm
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post #2 of 13
There is no such internal card for computers, and the next best thing is a Pro Soundcard...which is still limited for inputs.

Your only real option is to go with an External Interface.
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Need an ASIO card for multiple inputs on Audacity
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

Need an ASIO card for multiple inputs on Audacity

All Professional Soundcards are ASIO compatible, and many Interfaces are as well.

http://www.esi-audio.com/

Try looking at the soundcards/interfaces here and see if anything works for you.
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x16? Why?
 
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post #6 of 13
You don't need a PCIe x16 card for audio purposes. A single PCIe x1 card has 250 MB/sec of bandwidth (2.5 Gbps) of bandwidth available to it. That's more than enough for any audio processing you might consider handling. Even at 24-bit/192 KHz, we're talking 400+ simultaneous audio streams worth of bandwidth.

PCIe x1 width cards can fit into a x16 slot, if you're concerned that all you have are "x16" slots available on your motherboard. x16 slots are backward compatible with x8, x4, and x1 cards. You just plug the shorter card into the longer slot, it is designed to work that way.


My professional advice is to look for a high quality external USB powered ADC/DAC box. Depending on how many simultaneous input and output channels you need, the price is going to range from $99 to thousands of dollars. A basic 2-channel Microphone preamp and DAC is closer to $100-$200. Check this out:


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/focusrite-scarlett-2i4-usb-audio-interface

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/m-audio-fast-track-pro-mobile-usb-audio-midi-interface

Both are USB, are ASIO compliant, have low latency, and support at least 2 microphone and 2 outputs simultaneously.

Greg
post #7 of 13
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I have one PCI 1x (which is covered by a GPU) and a PCI which has a wireless adapter in it. Other than that, I have 4 PCI x16.
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Cannot use the X1
Intel(R) JPEG Library, version 1,5,4,36Yellow marks open slots

I have the Sabertooth 990FX by the way
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post #8 of 13
An x1 card will go into any larger slot. Either do that, get a USB ADC, or a PCI one and use something else for wireless. Also, people serious about recording usually choose not to do so in an environment that is blatantly exposed to wireless signals.
 
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Okay, so do you have any suggestions or are you going to keep going on about PCI slots and about what's wrong with this comp?
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