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    good soundcards or good sound???

    I just got GS and I was wondering about soundcards. Does the quality of the sound depends on the saples (how they were recored) or the sound card (or both)? I mean I have a quite cheap sound card (maya 7.1) about 100 dollars and I think it sounds ok to me. would it be better to get a real good card or to buy better sounds? hm... I hope this is clear...
    Thanks for your advices [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: good soundcards or good sound???

    Hello Hello (ok, ok, wasen\'t even funny the first time... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ),
    I am trying to answer to my own question:
    You don\'t need a real good soundcard to PLAY the gigasound, but you need one if you want to RECORD them. Am I right?
    I was trying to record on mine, but there was a loss of quality.
    Can somebody tell me what soundcard is good to transform midi to audio - without quality loss?

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    Re: good soundcards or good sound???

    It depends very much on both factors!

    Most giga libraries are of very high quality, and shouldn´t sound bad...
    If you´ve collected soundfonts on the net OTOH, they can range from poor to good depending on how they were made.
    It also depends on what sound you´re after.

    On the hardware side it´s your soundcard (and of course mixer/amplifier/speakers) that decides if you can get good quality listening sound.
    I don´t know your soundcard, but in my giga machine i use an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 semi pro audio card that sounds great, and it´s about $150 i think... There are of course other alternatives, and i´m shure someone else knows more about your specific card !

    Bottom line: you can spend A LOT of money on both, but what is most creative for you, only you can answer !

    Cheers [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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