#1
hey guys!

i've had this laptop since i got to college. however this semester i have to take a music tech course. the recording quality has always been subpar (lots of cracks and cut-outs), and i was wondering if anyone knew how to make it at least decent?

apparently this is the driver i have:

conexant high definition smartaudio 221

i know the problem isn't the mic necessarily, because even when i used an external mic it would still have cut-outs and other little problems.

do i need new software or new hardware?

thanks guys!
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#2
You need an audio interface. Do you have a budget? What will you be recording?
Originally posted by arrrgg
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#3
well that's the thing. this is just a basic tech class so i think it's probably just going to be producing music using programs like FL. but i don't want to limit myself in case i want to add guitar/bass/mandolin/harmonica/voice/whatever else.

it's not really a big deal, but i do like to record myself. this question was brought about by thinking of the tech class, but it's more of a long-term goal. i used to record myself on my desktop which provided decent quality. it's a lot more shaky since i've been recording my solo work on the laptop.

my friend (and more conveniently, roommate) has an m-audio interface i believe. would that solve the issue?
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#4
Yeah the interface should take care of the problem.
Originally posted by arrrgg
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