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    Sound card please needs to support direct sound input

    Hi all,

    I have bought this pc

    hotukdeals.com/ite…=12

    but need to replace the sound card to one which support direct sound input (I need it for Cubase).

    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced one around £100 or less - I understand Soundblasters are pretty good?

    Also, is is quite easy to install a new sound card?

    thanks all

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    sound cards are about £20, if not cheaper, very easy to install they just pull upwards, there maybe a screw on top which you wil see once you open the case

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    wickedteen;8120070

    sound cards are about £20, if not cheaper, very easy to install they just … sound cards are about £20, if not cheaper, very easy to install they just pull upwards, there maybe a screw on top which you wil see once you open the case



    Really, as cheap as that for a good quality one which supports input recording?

    I believe the issues are now with Windows and its interaction with the driver. Turtle Beach cards used to do this and M-Audio. TB cards are now made by someone else so you might not even get direct on these now.

    Is this just a latency issue? If so ASIO 2 drivers might solve your problem - there are a few of these cards about. It would appear the Xonar at £60ish (ebuyer.com/pro…836) supports Direct Sound in Vista and XP. Do quick froogle for ASIO sound card and you should find some very high quality stuff at £60 or so. Not sure SB supports low latency anymore in the reasonably priced range (Xfi Titanium or above I think) but please double check this.
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