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Re: Sound cards (core2) and Rant
On Mon, 12 May 1997, noah wrote:
> ...they were pulling out of that market. Even the multi-thousand dollar
> Core32/PC90 setups. Sob. I figured 4 in 8 out, 24/96, with spdif for less
> than 200 was way too good to be true.
Sigh. That does make me sad. I'm a big fan of Lexicon's stuff and was
hoping to try their Core system some day. Guess not.
On a related note... Am I the only one that thinks 4 ins and 8 outs is
backwards? My logic being that using your sequencing software of choice
(cakewalk, cubase, whatever) you basically have a multitrack recorder. I
mean, that's the point, right? So who would buy an x-track recorder
x is some large number depending on your software) if it only had 4 ins?
It'd be nice to be able to record more than 2 musicians (stereo) at a time
after all. Hell, I can concieve using more than 4 mics on the drums alone.
And it's not just the Lexicon. Most cards I've seen have 2 or 4 ins with
some ungodly number of outs. What gives? I want inputs damnit! ;) All I
really need as far as outputs is line level stereo. What am I going to
spray the outgoing signal into a DAT, speakers, headphones, MiniDisc, a
effects chain, external mixer, tape deck, and my blender all at one time?
sure, I could drop it to 8track tape, but what's the point? I've already
it on disc.
Hear me manufacturers of the world! Build a card that has 8+ ins and 2
and I will buy one maybe two. Furthermore, just to keep you in business,
I'll try my damnedest to convice 1000 people on the street to buy one as
Whew, that's been sitting on my chest for a long time. :)