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USB plugin soundcardish thingie

Has anyone ever tried one of the USB plug-in things sold as "soundcards"? Last night's lightning storm ate my motherboard sound ports and I have no alternative. [more inside]
posted by jfuller on Oct 2, 2013 - 12 answers

Where did my bass boost go?

Windows 7 64: "Bass boost" became "bass management". I don't want this, and I don't want to play an endless game of cat and mouse with Windows Update. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on May 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me kick out the jams

Looking for a DJ controller that includes a soundcard for under $200. Ideally, it will be compatible with Traktor 2 and have bass/mid/treble controls. [more inside]
posted by quelindo on Apr 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Aligning a mic and audio buddy with Mint Linux

Great mic, nice pre-amp, sound card completely incompatible with Linux. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Easy-to-use video setup

Questions about setting up a recording/video conferencing setup for my company. Hardware, software, and studio tips needed. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Oct 20, 2011 - 0 answers

Windows XP USB soundcard?

I want to record LP's using a Windows XP external soundcard. [more inside]
posted by facetious on Aug 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Sound card for entry-level music production?

I'm just starting out recording/producing music so I'm looking to buy a decent sound card which will get me started, but without getting too high-end. Ideally I'd like to have a couple of mic ports (for guitar + vocals) and also midi I/O to connect my keyboard. Any recommendations/advice? [more inside]
posted by insperatum on Jan 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Sound card with midi-in

Recommend me a sound card! Mainly used as a music box / television / recording, details inside. [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Jul 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Any cheap Windows 7 -compatible sound cards with a game port?

Looking for a really cheap PCI sound card with a game port that works in Windows 7 64bit without installing separate drivers. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Feb 17, 2010 - 6 answers

SoundBlasted: How to get my SoundBlaster X-Fi Working With Windows 7?

Help me hivemind! I have a driver issue with Windows 7 and a Soundblaster sound card... horrors of hardware details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Jan 10, 2010 - 1 answer

I. need. soundcard. for. guitar.

What's the best soundcard to record guitar and voice on a mac under $1000 CAD? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Jan 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for an affordable USB amplifier.

Looking for an affordable ($100) USB amplifier. [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Dec 16, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I get my laptop to recognize that it does, in fact, have an audio output device installed?

How can I make my laptop (Toshiba Satellite U305-S5097, running Vista 32-bit Home Premium) and its Audio Output Device (Realtek High Definition Audio Driver) play nicely together again? [more inside]
posted by paleography on Sep 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Vista can't find my soundcard?

Why can't I record sound on my Vista box? [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Sep 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Why doesn't Audacity see my sound card?

Why does Audacity think I have no sound card installed? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Lightening fried USB and Sound card

Lightening fried the USB and Soundcard on my laptop, is there any kind of cheap fix or workaround? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Dec 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Slow Audio Problem

Why does my PC play audio at such a glacial rate? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Dec 14, 2008 - 3 answers

How to record electric guitar noiselessly with minimal computer specs?

I'm looking for a decent USB-to-audio input adapter, like the M-Audio Jam Lab [more inside]
posted by Phire on Dec 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Help my MacBook make sound again!

Possible solution to getting sound back on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Nov 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Why does sound playback "drag" sporadically on my PC?

Why does sound playback "drag" sporadically on my recently built (decently powerful) PC? [more inside]
posted by steeb2er on Nov 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Sound card for a Dell PowerEdge SC440?

Sound card for a Dell PowerEdge SC440? [more inside]
posted by hokie409 on Oct 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Can a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with High Definition Audio 2.0 sound card perform 16-bit recording ?

Can a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with High Definition Audio 2.0 sound card perform 16-bit recording, which is supposed to be required for Dragon Naturally Speaking? [more inside]
posted by eebs on Sep 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Borked soundcard, however music still plays.

The integrated sound card on my 6 year old PC is apparently dead, but LastFM standalone player still plays music. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jul 4, 2008 - 6 answers

getting the most out of my cans

How can I get the most out of my Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Apr 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Sound card recommendations?

[SoundCardFilter] What are your recommendations for a PCI-based gaming sound card on Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by trokair on Apr 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Misbehaving Ubuntu box, normally well behaved and reliable, needs help.

UbuntuFilter:Linux people - how would you troubleshoot this one? All of a sudden my sound card doesn't exist, my CD burner doesn't burn, and fusermount doesn't want to work anymore. Everything was fine on Monday. Any suggestions on how to figure out WTF is going on? [more inside]
posted by cgg on Apr 4, 2008 - 18 answers

A good 'ol-fashioned driver hunt

Here's a long shot: I'm looking for drivers for a super obscure piece of hardware from early in the decade. Specifically, a PCI souncard made by SeaSound called the SeaSound Solo EX. More specifically, the Mac OS 9 version of the drivers. [more inside]
posted by tumult on Jan 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Multichannel PC test tone?

Sound Blaster from PC to 5.1 A/V Receiver. It is already hooked up with a digital Coax cable to the DVD input. It passes encoded data great (DTS, DD5.1) and the two channel 48kHz sounds great when there isn't an encoded stream. But it doesn't work for games. I still have an analog 5.1 input I can use, but need 3 "Y-adapter" type audio cables. Would this work? How could I ensure my mappings are correct? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Jan 2, 2008 - 0 answers

A simple PC audio recording set up

Using a no-frills but decent PC, what (cheapish) sound card and what software should I buy for my father so he can record his guitar playing and singing as well as do basic mixing and editing? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Nov 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Tunneling audio over TCP/IP

How can I play audio from one computer through another computer's sound card? [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on Sep 7, 2007 - 10 answers

the phantom sweeper

Some program on my new computer automatically makes a sound that kind of sounds like a broom sweeping every few minutes. [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp on Sep 5, 2007 - 8 answers

Soundcard interference but only over KVM?

I need help figuring out a strange audio interference issue with my computer setup, involving headphones, a KVM, and an apparent contradiction. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jul 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Third party stereo mix recording

Is there any way to do Stereo Mix recording in Windows Vista when the soundcard does not support this feature?
posted by punishinglemur on Jun 23, 2007 - 1 answer

soundcard problem

Onboard soundcard problem. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Feb 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Will i need to remove and replace my soundcard for windows to recognise it?

Will i need to remove and replace my soundcard for windows to recognise it? Sound card driver is installed but the hardware itself isnt recognised. [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Unable to DVDs with sound on laptop

When I play DVDs on my laptop, there is no sound accompanying the picture. The sound card is working fine and I can play music etc. without any problem. It is only with DVDs that this problem seems to exist. I have upgraded my DVD software (PowerDVD) but to no avail. Any suggestions what could be happening here?
posted by sk381 on Aug 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Good audio setup for a Home Theater PC?

What's the best combination of soundcard, speaker bundle and/or receiver I can get to work with a standard PC running MediaPortal that I'm using as a HTPC? [more inside]
posted by mmcg on Apr 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Sharing one set of 5.1 speakers between two computers?

Sharing one set of 5.1 speakers between two computers? [more inside]
posted by kenchie on Apr 10, 2006 - 5 answers

Eject the core!

How did I manage to blow up a computer power supply when I tried to connect audio out from a VCR to the line in on the computer soundcard. [more inside]
posted by The Monkey on Apr 5, 2006 - 12 answers

Can I boost the line-in feed on my laptop?

PC Audio: How can I boost the audio coming in through my laptop's line-in? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Feb 7, 2006 - 17 answers

Cloned soundcard output

I need to know something fairly specific about the Audigy 2 sound card. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Jan 7, 2006 - 14 answers

good laptop soundcard for home recording?

Help me pick the right laptop sound card for home recording! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Sep 1, 2005 - 11 answers

Can't hear line-in in Win XP

Windows XP: Unable to hear sounds from the line-in jack on my soundcard: [more inside]
posted by MotorNeuron on Jul 7, 2005 - 3 answers

Soundcard issue

Since I installed Windows XP and a new M-Audio Audiophile soundcard last week, I can no longer monitor guitar while recording. Playback is fine—I can hear playback in Soundforge & Acid and I can see the meter jumping while recording— but I cannot hear the guitar amplified while I'm recording it. It seems Acid 4.0 should support ASIO drivers, but no luck. [more inside]
posted by jenleigh on Jun 22, 2005 - 3 answers

Laptop audio

What is the best option for having decent audio on a laptop? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jun 18, 2005 - 9 answers

Why does the sound on my PC become distorted/scratchy when I use the DVD or CD Drive?

PC Sound Filter: Can anyone explain why the sound on my pc becomes distorted / scratchy when the DVD Drive or the CD Drive is in use? Its starting to drive me nuts. (specs inside) Thanks. [more inside]
posted by kev23f on Jan 27, 2005 - 5 answers

What can I use to smash 3 sound cards together to go into the speakers so I don't have to swap cables? I'd like to hear all 3 at once

I have 3 computers, each with sound cards. I have one set of speakers. What can I use to smash 3 sound cards together to go into the speakers so I don't have to swap cables? I'd like to hear all 3 at once. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by cmm on Jan 19, 2005 - 11 answers

XP install: how do I find my sound card's drivers? And what programs do I really need?

Laptop Clean XP Install:
1] My (on board?) sound card is unrecognised. How do I find out what drivers to use?

2] What programs do you really think I need? I already have VNC, VLC, Firefox, Thunderbird and AVG installed. What else should I add? (Freeware/OS appriciated but not needed.) [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Dec 16, 2004 - 8 answers

Recommend some good software for multi-track recording in Windows.

What are some popular (both expensive and cheap) software packages for windows based multi-track recording? Also, are there any relevant and good websites/webcommunities and newsgroups? Soundcard/hardware recommendations would be nice as being limited to one input might be a drag and I really don't know how to tell the difference between a good soundcard chipset and a bad one.
posted by skallas on Nov 17, 2004 - 12 answers

How do I connect a guitar and mic into a MOTO soundcard?

Guitarists and gearheads! I need assistance connecting an electric guitar and a microphone directly into a MOTU 828 soundcard. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Oct 12, 2004 - 10 answers

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