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no bash or flame intended. But if you don't have that amount of money to spend, and you want to get multiple soundcards, I'd say that the soundcards you can get won't really be of a good quality. Or at least thats what I'm thinking. Also I would like to add that in my opinion if you are going to run multiple soundcards, they all need to be the same, cause every different soundcard, acts differently. A different chip, different inputs, which mean different levels, etc, etc.
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no bash or flame intended. But if you don't have that amount of money to spend, and you want to get multiple soundcards, I'd say that the soundcards you can get won't really be of a good quality. Or at least thats what I'm thinking. Also I would like to add that in my opinion if you are going to run multiple soundcards, they all need to be the same, cause every different soundcard, acts differently. A different chip, different inputs, which mean different levels, etc, etc.
I know of the stumbling blocks.

I don't have that money to spend because for the next few years I cannot legally get hire (even as an apprentice). The sound cards I have are decent quality
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If you've already got the cards, the sure, go ahead and do it. I was just thinking you were planning on buying them.
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Yah I have them (wasn't too clear I guess). But stil is there any way to take the inputs and make the computer think they are one?
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no. I have them. But stil is there any way to take the inputs and make the computer think they are one?
You cannot do that as far as I know. Most recording programs will give you the options to not only select what input you want to use for a particular track, but also what device it's on. So you could use Track 1 as card 1 line-in, Track 2 as card 2 line-in, etc.
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You cannot do that as far as I know. Most recording programs will give you the options to not only select what input you want to use for a particular track, but also what device it's on. So you could use Track 1 as card 1 line-in, Track 2 as card 2 line-in, etc.
well Thats exactly WHAT I want to do.

EDIT: CRAP I can't rep you............(cut)
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You can't make it as one single input. But yes you can get them to work as different inputs. Read my multitrack statement on the first page, thats exactly the same as chipp is saying There are many multitrack recording programs and there are also many which support more then one soundcard.

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You cannot do that as far as I know. Most recording programs will give you the options to not only select what input you want to use for a particular track, but also what device it's on. So you could use Track 1 as card 1 line-in, Track 2 as card 2 line-in, etc.
This is the definition of multitrack recording. Weather you use multiple soundcards or you use one soundcard with multiple inputs is irrelevant to that. Multitrack recording allows you to record different inputs, but they are all part of a song. The big advantage of this is that you can always delete something and then record it again. Also you can edit the tracks one by one.
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yes it is possible with some soundcards
    
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Dont forget the nast driver conflicts you will run into with 2 sound cards in your system. Its likely you will hit a hitch somewhere.
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Dont forget the nast driver conflicts you will run into with 2 sound cards in your system. Its likely you will hit a hitch somewhere.
Only if we're talking about Creative monopoly-style drivers
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