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    i compose music with midi and audio (didgeridooo, guitar and beats) with Cubase and Reason, my soundblaster is just a joke for this kind of job.
    Can anyone advise me about what kind of audio card to buy and if i will need something else for recording audio (except a mike)
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    PIII 800 mhz 256Mo RAM
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    what's your budget?
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    While we're waiting on you to put together your budget -- you'll need (or already need unless you have one of those SB "platinum" units with a built-in mic preamp) some kind of a microphone preamp (or mixer with a mic preamp). The "mic inputs" on typical consumer cards like the Blaster are strictly for "office" use -- you know, with those little $5 plastic desktop mics. If you've been plugging a decent microphone into the "mic in" on your SB (maybe using a RadioShack style juryrig converter) you might be surprised at how much better your mic recordings will turn out if you get a decent preamp in your input chain.

    Hope that helps.

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    If the card is the SBLive! Series then you can get the Emu APS Drivers from come.to/sblive that will give you 10ms of audio latency, pretty good for a soundblaster!

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    If you have $419.00 Get the St audio Cport
    2 Mics w/pre amps / 8 outs 8 ins / 1 midi in/out /1midi thru

    Plug in your tape recorder or phono into the ins and you can record samples right into Sonar or Logix etc.

    I was so surprised with my first recordings.
    I'm new to this home recording but the stuff I'm working on you can't tell it was not done in a Pro studio. I swear.
    I used to record at one until I had the chance to build my own studio in my bassement.


    Shure SM58LC mic 99.00
    I purchased it in the beginning of Dec 2001
    I got a free mic stand and a 20ft cable.
    You might want to see if this deal is still available.

    Besides my PC the only thing I brought to beable to record in my house is the Cport and the Mic. That's It.

    http://www.staudio.com/
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    But don't forget if you're recording from a turntable you'll absolutely need a phono preamp (with the appropriate EQ compensation curve, RIAA, etc) in between the table and the rec inputs. (A DJ mixer has built-in phono preamps. You can also use the phono inputs of an older hi fi receiver... just use the tape outs to go to your computer, recorder, etc.)

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    Tank you for these answers & sorry for the not having a look for so long, been on holydays.
    My budget is about 450$ for a soundcard with midi ports and another 150$ for a mike.
    I was advised the midiman Audiophile 2496 & the MIA soundcards and the Shure prologue 16 mike.
    What do you think about them?
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    get the cport. the thing is utterly amazing for the price. i've seen them for $400. i've had it for 5 months now with no problems. for the price i really can't see any weaknesses.

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    the cport is $399. the only weakness it has is its unbalanced ins/out...other than that its sold. i've had one. i use a delta 1010 now though. the cport is close in quality but its not there with the delta 1010.

    $150 for a mic..these mics are a little higher $189-199

    Joemeek JM47
    Behringer B-2
    Marshall MXL V67G
    Rode NT-1
    Oktava MK-319
    AKG C2000B

    $149(Nady SCM-1000 ) it actually doesn't sound that bad, i've heard a few of them wih art preamps.

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    I have seen Used Delta 1010s for as little as 400$ and new ones for 550$ or so. They list for around 900$ but you can get them way cheaper. I am looking to pick one up myself as soon as I get a little cash together

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