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Need a sound card for a computer for a person who will be recording and making music using it. Whats some great ones to be looking at for quality voice recording and great playback.
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IMO if you're serious about a home studio get yourself a mixer with a firewire connection. They run around $200 to $2,000+ and all have different features. Check around your local pawn shops for some used ones. Ask to try it out before you buy it, they always have enough cables/amps/instruments around to test it.
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IMO if you're serious about a home studio get yourself a mixer with a firewire connection. They run around $200 to $2,000+ and all have different features. Check around your local pawn shops for some used ones. Ask to try it out before you buy it, they always have enough cables/amps/instruments around to test it.
Im building this for a client who is a rapper making music, So if you could explain to me a mixer is what he would be connecting to the pc through firewire right? im pretty sure he has a mixer but not sure if its firewire. Also Does the mic plug into the mixer not the sound card?
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Err, lol. Okay it's like this.

-> = Audio Cables

Instrument -> Effects(Vocoder, Pedals, Harmonizers, etc) -> Mixer

The mixer just collects all the sounds from various music devices and then you can mix the sounds. With a digital mixer that sound is passed to the PC as digital information. Then you would point your recording software at the firewire port in the settings usually under "audio in" and viola!

Start here: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...digital-mixers

If you can't afford those try this one though you can't capture too much at once it's great for solo work. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Alesis-M...LAID=606890121
Edited by Modki - 3/5/11 at 11:50pm
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