[ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour

Allan Klinbail sonofzev at iinet.net.au
Thu Jan 25 04:37:23 PST 2007


Not sure of the quality but Behringer has a fairly cheap ADAT 8 channel
D/A,  A/D converter.. I find that most of the Behringer gear can be
suspect on audio quality for some devices but some things they do
well.... I ditched my behringer mixer for a soundcraft and will never go
back to Behringer for a mixer but still have the 4 channel compressor
(also have 2 DBX's) and both the BCF and BDJ(win only). Can't fault
either the BCF or BDJ and the compressor is good where only light
compression is used possibly due to lack of attack and decay

On the other hand I upgraded from an M-Audio Delta 66 to a Delta 1010,
and both work rock solid... the 1010 has it's converters external to the
PC and they are very very sweet... 

so if you're choice is cost dependant then you need to way up what you
can get. If it's purely quality based, getting an RME with a high
quality ADAT A/D D/A converter is probably your way to go. 

Hope this helps 



On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 04:39 +0000, John Emmas wrote:
> I just realised that the RME 9652 has a serious drawback - no analog
> outputs..!  I found out that there's an interface unit available but it
> costs around 800 UK pounds for just 8 channels!!  Something's veering
> me back towards M-Audio!
> Thanks for all the advice,
> John

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