Best sound card for Windows 7???

boglwe

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I am looking for a sound card to work with my Windows 7 system. I usually game and listen to music. I sometimes use cubase and reason....but this is more of a very small hobby then anything. If you recomend a high end music production card, then It is a must to work with my games. I only use stereo speakers (BX5A's).
 

Lean L

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I find that the best card for the moolah is an old audigy 1. As far as I'm concerned, there is no difference between the 1/2/4 besides two extra channels, newer eax and slightly better dacs.

An audigy should work with 7 using default drivers. Download alchemy for direct sound in games, and use creative asio + noise sharpening for music. Fyi, imo noise sharpening in foobar is as good as the crystalizer in the xfis.
 

boglwe

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Do you need midi inputs?

Yes, Midi would be nice, BUT NOT SUPER IMORTANT. I am looking at the M-audio http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846.

I used that with general music production before and it was great in XP using Cubase, waves, reason, Komplete.....Al that junk. But, now I am no longer doing production for money and I just want something that can play games well as well as let me do some decent fumbling around with music production.

I would not mind using the fast trak Pro if that also works well with games. I will be buying a pair of Rokit 6's as well.
 
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Blain

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Provantage is also a great place to buy from.
I live one state over from them (they are based in Ohio), and get next day delivery some times with normal shipping.
 
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