[talking about SBLive's crappy converters and how to avoid resampling to 48k] >How I circumvented this problem >(and avoided buying an expensive DAT machine in the process) was to buy a >MidiMan FLYING COW A/D/A converter that supports >24/96 recording, SPDIF and has balanced stereo ins and outs. It set me >back about $350 as I remember and allows me to SPDIF everything in and out >of the SoundBlaster live card thus (I hope I've figure out correctly) >circumventing the SoundBlasters A/D/A converters all together. As far as I know, this doesn't really do as much as you would think. I mean, you are avoiding the converters, but the basic problem still exists: the SBLive card actually (re)samples *everything* to 48KHz, even the digital inputs, regardless of the incoming frequency! Now, this may not make much of an audible difference the first time around, but keep doing it and a few generations from now you'll definitely hear it. What I've been told is that everything Creative makes is crap & to avoid it for real work. For more info check out the archives of the DAT-Heads Digest mailing list. YMMV & please correct if I'm wrong! - Mike P.S.- A real Leslie makes a sound like no other. When I first got my 147 the world turned upside down. :) Drawbacks: it's frickin' HEAVY and needs to be run as loud as possible for that glassy crunchy overdriven thing. Only so much dist can be added in the preamp - a real Leslie power amp running full out is a beautiful sound to behold. Having said that, there are decent emulators. (Motion Sound comes to mind as a good non-digital alternative.) You don't *really* need the total effect all the time. Sure is cool, though :)...