#1
So I am buying a notebook. These things usually don't have a good sound card. This is why I'll need to buy an external one for recording. My recording rig would look like this:

guitar > Vox Tonelab SE (effects/amp and speaker simulation) > external sound card > notebook

My question is:
Do I need a notebook and sound card with fire wire or would usb2.0 be good enough? I know that recording with usb was problematic a couple of years ago, but computer related things tend to change quickly, so I was wondering if I really need firewire. The companies who produce these things aren't really into advertising their product's flaws, so I basically don't know what to buy.
Can anybody suggest a good card for recording?
#2
You want a soundcard that has an input for a direct feed from your Tonelab?
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#3
This can be done with any soundcard. I'll just need an adapter, but any given soundcard has an input jack that would work for this.
#4
Ohh, okay. I first made a post and was unsure what you wanted, so I deleted it. Let me write it up for you again:

I bought this when I bought my laptop, because the (stock soundcard) audio quality was similar to hearing a man poop diarrhea. It can do 5.1 audio, and the sound quality is amazing.

http://www.soundblaster.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=205&product=10769
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Last edited by darkstar2466 at Mar 4, 2008,
#5
I didn't even consider something like this, though it might be even better then the fire wire stuff. It's relatively cheap as well. Thanks dude, I'll definitely check it out.
#6
Yeah, this PCMCIA soundcard does wonders, and I think the attenuation in this guy should be incredibly lower than a USB one.
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