creative SB *external* usb live! 24-bit

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by tedm, May 26, 2005.

  1. tedm

    tedm Gold Supporting Member

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    anybody try any casual recording with this $44 24-bit box through the line-in?
     
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    Tried to use it to play back some 24/96 and it was a piece of crap, clicking and popping etc. Sound like butt as well.
     
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    Good to see you here! By chance did you try 24/48? Was it also bad?

     
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    Didn't try it, but I'd stay away from USB devices and maybe try USB2 or Firewire. I'm going with an Echo PCMCIA for my laptop.
     
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    Hi Jeff,
    You're probably right. I'm aware of all the USB 1.1 problems, but some products are fairly stable, at low samp rates if their PC/OS are fast and no other USB devices going on -- like the Tascam US-122, and *some* mbox users get the thing going.

    Anyways, if the sucker drops below $40 I'll probably try it, then ebay it. Am also looking for a quick and dirty mp3 encoder with line-in for some podcasting, may go with the iriver 899 like dawnanddrew.com use...

     

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