RE: sound cards

Subject: RE: sound cards
From: Andrew Nicols (
Date: Thu Feb 10 2005 - 13:05:20 EST

We've got a lab full of M-Audio FireWire 410s and they're quite good. I
think you can get them for about 350 GB Sterling.
They also come with Live Adapted and Reason Adapted editions which you may
like to play with.
As I say, we have 12 of them which we use with Logic Pro 6.4 and they work
well most of the time. They're all on G5 2.5Ghz Dual Processors with tonnes
of memory.

What kind of computer are you speccing for and any preference of Firewire or

We also have 20+ M-Audio Ozone keyboards which have an audio interface on
them too but we don't really use those except for the keyboard + MIDI
aspects so I couldn't really say what I think of those.

In general, I prefer FireWire to USB, mainly because it has a faster bus
speed, but I know a lot of people prefer USB.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of miriam clinton
Sent: 10 February 2005 17:53
Subject: Re: sound cards

i've gotta second the vote for M-Audio - had nothing but good results
from my Quattro - which is a few years old now, and they have a lovely
Firewire thing available....

mC~ wrote:

>Creative is not for pros. I've had reasonably good experiences with M-Audio
>and Tascam. You need the audio jacks to be outside of the computer, in a
>separate breakout box, to reduce noise and interference. USB or FireWire
>converters also do this.
>Original Message:
>From: WOTM
>Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 08:30:01 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: sound cards
>dear list,
>i am looking for a good quality sound card to use in a relatively small
>but professional studio set-up (mostly MIDI). my budget is no more than
>200 or 300$ CAN. can anyone suggest a reliable, inexpensive card that
>will give me quality results? would you trust the cards made by
>"creative", such as audigy 2 platinum pro?
>thanks so much,
>sandra chechik
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