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sound card confusion

Discussion in 'Audio' started by studiojb, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. studiojb

    studiojb Member

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    just bought a inspiron 8500 laptop thinking I had covered all my bases for multimedia creation. Guess what? No line-in on the cheap sound card, and I can't hear any audio when I'm recording. This could be a problem as I like to record one instrument and listen to the playback as I record another.

    Am I going to have to replace the sound card? How easy is that on a lap top?

    Other thoughts?
     
  2. tigre

    tigre Moderator Staff Member

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    There are PCMCIA sound cards as well as USB soundcards. If you are going to have to replace your soundcard depends on how much the integrated one suits your needs - you'll find out sooner or later. It's quite easy but not as cheap as PCI soundcards for desktop PCs.
     
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    I use a CB Extigy external soundcard with my laptop and so far have found it the best in the price range, now below £100 believe. I would suggest going to their website and see if it does what you want. My original reason for purchase was that I use my laptop for Pro sound and was having power supply noise problems from the onboard soundcard, problem now solved.
     

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