Re: IMHO, dat stat...

Subject: Re: IMHO, dat stat...
From: Neil Wiernik (
Date: Wed Jul 28 1999 - 22:50:59 EDT

A sound card is just that, if you look at the back of your machine youll
see a bunch of slots that are either filled or have stuff sticking out
of them (which makes them filled technically to). Its in there that a
sound card would fit and they would act like your rca jacks at the back
of your machine. I believe what you are talking about is digi init or
some other sound driver which are extensions on the mac OS to make your
machine speak to the digital sound code in a way that you and I
understand it.
Hows that for some info.
By the way Im using one of the sony portable series DAT machines and Ive
had no problems with it. If I remember correctly I bought it in Montreal
at a store on the south side of St Catherine corner Bleury he gives
great prices on portable digital sony products.
And in Toronto there really is no cheap place but I would recommend
either Bay Bloor or Long and McCwade (sp?) Bay bloor sell mosr sony
portables but they are not cheap.
For second hand in Toronto go to Song Bird but good luck finding one
second hand and besides the point I would never buy a recording device
second hand ever.
my 2 cents......

Sophia Male wrote:
> dave solursh wrote:
> > Hay Sophia, do you have a sound card? I am not experienced with the new
> > mac G3's (I am dieing to though) But I didn't know that mac's came with
> > digital In's and out's. Ignore me if you already have a card, but I
> > would recommend looking at a Digidesign "Audiomedia 3", this card allows
> > you to bring good quality digi. and analog. sound in and out of your mac.
> > You can also run programs which rely on the brains of the card to do
> > complex sound processing.
> > I hope I am helping, Little Dave.
> All help is great. Though I find I'm more and more ignorant as I go along. I
> don't really know about sound cards, but I believe my computer has one. I
> think I remember it saying something about that on the flyer before I got
> it... and I've been using SoundEdit 16 and cheaper programs on it. Is a sound
> card just the driver of sound programs or sound related ... things... geez I
> wish somebody would explain the computer in terms of the human body... I think
> that would be the easiest way to understand it. What part of the human body
> would the sound card play? Not to make this anymore confusing...
> Sophia
> >
> >
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for the quick responses. The other thing I forgot to mention is
> > >that I have
> > >a G3 Mac with RCA jacks, which I would like to be able to go in and out of
> > >freely.
> > >What are digital outputs? Prongy things? Plus... isn't compression
> > >generally bad
> > >for sound, unless it can be uncompressed to its natural state? This stereo
> > >box I have
> > >has compressed sound output - if there is a loud sound it grabs hold of it
> > >really
> > >quickly and pulls it down, and it really destroys the natural space of
> > >what's being
> > >played. I'm not sure if this is a different kind of compression than the
> > >mini disc?
> > >
> > >Sophia
> > >
> > >PS The real Spinoza was ex-communicated from his Jewish community for
> > >believing in
> > >pantheism. He thought all human emotions and actions to be as natural as
> > >Nature
> > >herself, oops - itself.
> >
> > /
> > (----)
> > \/


__________________________________________________________________ Neil Wiernik

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