[Techtalk] o great audio geeks... USB a/d converters

Alvin Goats agoats at compuserve.com
Tue Aug 12 03:11:02 UTC 2008

> Um sort of... I know what the Mic Mate is for, and other USB a/d converters 
> that include mixers and preamps and that fun stuff. What's not clear is what 
> I asked first- do they replace internal sound cards for recording? Or do you 
> still need the sound card when you record with these gadgets?

They CAN replace your sound card. If quality is your preference, these 
usually beat any sound card.

> Sorry for sounding dense, but audio geeks always skip over the obvious 
> stuff :)

That's OK, I'm usually dense enough to not get to the obvious question...

What might help best is if you can tell us what you want to do? Are you 
looking at making a home sound studio?

An old LinuxJournal article that might help as a starter:


Some other items:
/Linux.com :: Using a Linux-based home recording studio/

How to build a home recording studio for less than $1,000

Yes the articles are old, but they're a bit more descriptive  I think.


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