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    Talking Creative Soundblaster Live!

    I'm thinking of scoring a Creative Soundblaster Live ? coz I'm thinking of trying record some muisc sessions through a mic and into Cubase - any thougts??

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    no news is good news think we really wanted to know about sound cards(pro)

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    sblive is a pretty antique card, on par with most onboard solutions today. don't expect anything special. a version with a "livedrive" which has a full-size microphone socket (rather than walkman headphone size) will be a more interesting prospect - hercules & terratec also sell cards with these.

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    i disagree. The sblive is obviously not as good as audigy but it is still a very good card in terms of sound quality, it is a lot better than most onboard solutions as it is a full hardware card as opposed to a dsp and can do a lot of very cool things with the soundfonts feature.

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    the s/blaster live is a decent card

    but an audigy would be better or better still an audigy 2 card


    i mean how much you gonna pay for a live 20 quid then 5 quid postage


    when you can go to this nice link here and get a audigy2 refurb with 6 months warrenty from creative themselves

    cost is 29.90 including delivery but be quick as i have spread the word already lol


    thank me later


    http://uk.europe.creative.com/estore...t.asp?prod=642

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    i have the sound blaster live 5.1 and to be honest i can't hear any difference between them and the onboard on my dads computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpurple
    i disagree. The sblive is obviously not as good as audigy but it is still a very good card in terms of sound quality, it is a lot better than most onboard solutions as it is a full hardware card as opposed to a dsp and can do a lot of very cool things with the soundfonts feature.

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    for a full hardware card, odd that it has a dramatically higher CPU drain than any other sound card on the market

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    I've just noticed that you have an NForce 2 board. In which case don't bother as the onboard sound is very good on them, especially if you can find the digital module.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpurple
    I've just noticed that you have an NForce 2 board. In which case don't bother as the onboard sound is very good on them, especially if you can find the digital module.

    Chris
    My mate was in the room asking the q's after a few brews that night, just remembered that he posted, told him to get a better puter and an Audigy in the end cheers all
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