Need Audio Interface for CWPA9

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Need Audio Interface for CWPA9

Postby Butch » Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:03 pm

I would like one I can get off of ebay for cheap.
because it will be my First Audio Interface
maby one of the older ones that like connect
to the printer port with 4 to 12 input's..
please let me know what you think...
Thx , Butch :)
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Postby GretscGuy » Fri Dec 26, 2003 11:20 pm

I am not aware of many paralel portaudio interfaces. Are you sure you are not thinking of midi interfaces?

Some good cheap midi interfaces are m-audio's midiman series, motu fastlane, etc...

Audio interfaces come in many sizes and configurations. About how much are you looking to spend?
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Postby Butch » Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:24 am

I have a usb midi interface...
now I need a audio interface...
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Postby GretscGuy » Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:20 am

How much do you want to spend and what does the card need to do?
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Postby Butch » Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:01 am

Used $150.00, I will try to find one on ebay.. after I know what to get...
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Postby GretscGuy » Sun Dec 28, 2003 6:28 pm

The Tascam Us-224 and US-428 are decent now that the driver issues have been solved. They can be had for about that price.

Stay away from anything made by Creative (SoundBlaster).

Be awart that USB has limitations on transfer rates. USB 2.0 audio devices are now availible, but are more than you want to spend.

Make sure you're not running your midi interface and usb audio interface into a hub then into your system, as this can cause many issues with lag and delay.

Personaly, I would stsy away from USB audio interfaces unless you are sending 1 or 2 ins at a time. Maybe the bugs of this have been worked out since I last looked into it, do some research before jumping in.

Good Luck and let us know how you make out.
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Audio Interface

Postby Butch » Sun Dec 28, 2003 6:55 pm

Stay away from anything made by Creative (SoundBlaster) ?

thats what sound card I have... is there a problem with it ?
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Postby GretscGuy » Sun Dec 28, 2003 8:22 pm

Creative stuff is great for games and home pc's, but I have yet to see a really good pro audio card/device come from them.

If you have one and it works that's great. Basicly, they are marketed as a pro card by stores like Best Buy or Circut City, but you can usually get a pro card used for the same money (or less). The drivers can be flakey as well.

Don't get discouraged if you have one. If it works for you and does what you need it to do - great!
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