My sound card is generic and not great for audio recording
I'm a musician that travels A LOT, so I don't have the luxury of a home studio. I have to rely on my portable. I love my laptop (Acer Aspire 5920), but to record music on my professional recording software is a nightmare. The on-board sound card is a Realtek, which "techies" say is only good for a decent, generic playback and not recommended for high quality recording. Is it possible to upgrade my sound card? I need this really bad!
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No! the sound card is build-in on the motherboard. unless you wan tot change the motherboard. ever that you would bot get a better audio.
you will not get a better hardware for laptop. the best thing you can do is get a decent audio software to compensate the hardware
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check the "buffer" setting - set to the lowest number possible. You can't eliminate the "latency" but you can reduce it a lot. Also 0 try to monitor what you are recording with "live" sound (input instead of output) - also, you may need to download a different driver for your audio card, try ASIO4ALL
For all of the musicians who want to record their demo, or even your next album, without paying pricey studio fees, this is the tip for you!<br /><br />First, let me say that it doesn't matter what DAW software you're using, as long as you're familiar with it and can navigate it easily.<br /><br />For that "full" sound that you hear on most recordings on CD and radio, here's a what you've gotta do:<br /><br />4 guitar tracks (two for each side of the stereo image, pan two out just a bit farther than the others).<br /><br />2 bass tracks (one recorded direct in [DI], the other amped)<br /><br />A single drum track<br /><br />Vocals to taste<br /><br />For the guitars, if you don't have an amp, or the equipment to record an amped guitar, there are plenty of amp simulation programs available. If you are using an amp, you'll want to place the mic in front of the amp, slightly to the side, pointed at the midway point between the center and the edge of the speaker.<br /><br />For bass, recording DI without a DI box can be a pain. That's where the amp sims come into play. Record two tracks simultaneously, and only apply the amp sim to one track.<br /><br /><br />That's all for this tip. Stay tuned for part Deux of Studio Recording at Home!<br />
Buy a better mic! This question reminds me of the musicians who invest in a nice JBL public address system but then use Radio Shack microphones. A good quality mic, not GREAT but just good will cost you a minimum of $100. Quit playing with toys and invest in real recording gear. Computers and hard drive recorders can easily record CD quality audio, and-so why would you use a $70 mic?
It is a low cost alternative. It can be used as an interim choice until you get a true audio interface tailored for a recording studio. I use them to connect to my laptop for recording group mixes for live performances on a bus mix. It works well for that type of application. It has quality sound recording and playback at CD quality.
First are you using onboard sound or an added soundcard? If using onboard then the problem is most likely caused by outdated drivers or underpowered onboard sound. Try checking the software to see if it has any audio cleanup options as using them may help. Hope this helps.
The omega is like an external sound card. It has to be connected via your computer with a device driver,the software that came with the lexicon. Then you record on a software program such as Cubase.
Go to the guitar center for more help or go to google .com and type in lexicon omega. Lots of sights to look for answers or better yet go to lexicon omega's home site.
well your book you got should tell you this, if you dont have one you can down a PDIF file from Behringher . All tho I would suggest you sell it while it is still working and research a new unit. Why is it every breaks down you will never get parts to fix it. I know . Im in the business, I can never get the simpelest of parts, aand they can fail even un used much they can go bad just sitting there waiting to be used . Good luck DFD, keep on playing
You said the magic phrase premiume HOME computer...
and the key word VISTA.
I've heard of VISTA pro running this but the home version is really not that robust for the type of gear you have there.
vista just has to many bugs.
go back to xp pro sp2 for good results.