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Re: [suse-multimedia-e] sound cards med-high end
  • From: Allen/SlackWareWolf/Gore <goreBOFH@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 26 Mar 2004 17:38:28 -0500
  • Message-id: <1080340708.16294.0.camel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 17:39, jfweber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> ** I've lived in the real world enough, we're all here because we aint
> all there **
> I am turning one of my Suse boxes into a video editing-movie/dvd
> creating box.. at least that is the current plan
> I am looking for information about the best semi pro sound cards you
> might recomend, along w/ "if money is no object" recomendations. (
> Might as well have an idea how high the bar is . IT helps purchasing
> decisions in a peicemeal setup sometimes.
> The box we are building upon is a "purpose built polywell, which has
> been rebuilt by them several times, now Athlon 1700 ( xp) although I
> expect it wont belong before the asus board gets tossed for soemthing
> that could handle several athlons.
> Got 1.5gig ram on it... presently an nvidia video card which is
> already for the bin , I am sort of looking at a topline ati or matrox ,
> since the video cards I tend to hand me rounds when new boxes come in
> w/ onboard chips etc..
> I am still investigating the capture card situation .. prefer to spend
> my money on quality especially something that has a Linux positive
> company rather than the usual types who are willling to take you money
> but don't care to let anyone know they might even *work* in a linux
> box. Partially their laziness, and the fact that there is still a
> heavy MS thumb on the hardware folks. One hopes they are begining to
> see the light , tho.
> Sound , however is really important... anyone ever been around film,
> animation , anything knows how sound can really help move a story
> along, and add a lot to a picture. IF you don't believe it, rent a dvd
> of jaws, and turn your lights out and the sound up.. at least til the
> dialog take over the picture. W/o that theme and the sound editing, it
> was a really average summer flick. Might even go so far as to say
> "incredibley average"
> I'm not overly worried about the price of the equipment being the
> lowest posible bidder, looking more for the middle range ( which is why
> , I guess I asked also about proces of the top kit... Best to know what
> the setup is going to take when I get round to building a couple of
> these things that by then I'd want ( need) to have top level stuff on.
> --
> j
> --
> nemo me impune lacessit
> it's just an afterthought; okay ? : SYSTEM ERROR: Place sacrifice at keyboard to continue....

Some people may not agree, but Sound Blasters are a fav of mine. I have
yet to have a problem with my sound Blaster. I have heard Santa
Cruz...(SP?) was also a great card.

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