On Wed, 23 Nov 2005, Frode Petersen wrote:
> Andrew Gaydenko wrote:
>> IMHO, to have an external DAC (and, if you need it, an ADC too) is the best
>> way if you indeed are saying about "Sound quality". Except for quality,
>> conveniently to have independent dedicated devices, I think.
> You're right, that had slipped my mind. Alas, my budget now doesn't allow me
> to go outside that pricerange, so I can either go for a cheap external device
> or a better internal one preferably with an upgrade option. The E-mu 1212m is
> a good example of such an upgrade path.
> Do you think the degradation internally in the pc would be so extensive that
> the benefits of the better card are lost?
> BTW I have previously been told that USB boxes limit the number if
> simultaneous tracks, but come to think of it, that would only apply in a
> multi track RECORDING session, right? At this point I will mostly make things
> on the pc and play it back, but in the future I might do other things.
Depends on whether it is usb 1.1 or usb 2.0. The former is 12Mb/s, so at say
24 bits /channel, n channels, 96000Ksamples/s, that is n 2.3Mb/s, which allows
about n=6, but there is no way you will get that many.
HOwever if you had usb 2.0, that would be about 480Mb/s
Which is plenty of support for a large number of channels.
I think most are still usb 1.1, but there may be 2.0 versions by now.
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