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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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    Bruce Ortego Nov 15, 2008

    Thanks frcs68. So, to clarify, replacing my motherboard will not do the trick. There is no decent way to upgrade. Wow thats depressing lol I spent around $200 on my software and around $400 on the hardware and controllers. ouch!



    ok, new question, then, but still related. What about the external sound cards that everyone is raving about? I've seen some that are PCI and some that are USB. Would this help any? Or is it pretty much the same sitiuation as replacing the motherboard?

  • Bruce Ortego
    Bruce Ortego Nov 15, 2008

    Thanks!! That's the bosst I needed! I appreciate everything frcs68

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Sure! check out M_Studio. they have some professional audio equipments that are USB. since you have a laptop, the only thing you can attached to it is USB. Not PCI for you.

if you get it, which means you are going to carry one more item than you want to. but either way good luck

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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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