> I recently purchased an ibook, for use with my audio work. I am--
>wondering if anyone has any input or suggestions regarding sound cards for
>laptops. I will not be composing within the computer so much as feeding
>analog sounds and recordings into the computer for manipulation & mixing
>ect. So i would need a card with 1/4" , mini, and xlr inputs.
i don't know of a card with all three of those inputs, but i have a
Roland ED UA-30 usb audio interface, which has RCAs, optical +
coaxial inputs, along with a mic/guitar in (a single 1/4" mono
input). it's basically a small two-line mixer, with a slider (not a
knob--nice) for both the mic in and any one at a time of the
RCA/optical/or coax. i bought it in 2000 for about $280, so i would
imagine you could find it cheaper now. works great in OS 9.2, haven't
used it in OSX yet tho.
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- you might look into the digidesign mbox usb card. it's got xlr and 1/4"
balanced inputs. although you should be sure to find out if it's compatible
with the software you're using, as i think digi products aren't always super
versatile that way.
Quoting crys cole <dial_ogue11@...>:
> hello all,cards
> I recently purchased an ibook, for use with my audio work. I am
> wondering if anyone has any input or suggestions regarding sound
> laptops. I will not be composing within the computer so much as
> analog sounds and recordings into the computer for manipulation &_________________________________________________________
> ect. So i would need a card with 1/4" , mini, and xlr inputs.
> also... hopefully something affordable...
> thanks in advance for any tips!
> ~ crys cole
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- Well, it's not a card but I am happy with what the Tascam US428 does for me and my
Ti-Book, when latency isn't a critical issue. For $419 this USB audio and MIDI I/O
and surface controller has four analog inputs. Two inputs have both XLR and 1/4"
inch, the other two are 1/4" only. It also has coaxial digital I/O.
There's an OS X driver but I hasn't switched to that yet,
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[lowercase-sound] Re: suggestions?At 9:39 PM -0600 2/2/03, Eric Leonardson wrote:
Well, it's not a cardThe original request was in connection with an iBook, so presumably the options are PCMCIA (cardbus), USB, or FireWire. Not PCI.
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