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i have a £50 budget and want a card that is g00d f0r rec0rding music and f0r podcasts - is thus d0-able then geeks?
Terratec, 6Fire. My model is a 24/96 with a breakout box. Since I got it, it should have gone harshly down in price. Check that shit.
quick review stealths!
The latancy and ASIO protocols are second to none. No lag, no bullshit. The control panel is nicely laid out and any idiot could use it. And every program I've used to configure it - including Ableton - tends to already know what it is and gets on with it without me having to tell it to do so - which is always a good sign.
The only quite bad thing (and really, this is my stupidity, rather than any fault of the card) is that when I bought it, I had my PC on the floor, so whenever I had a guitar lead plugged into the box, often I'd trip over it and wrench the connection. Now the connection inside the box is a little buggered and I have to do a little sexual healing on it sometimes to get it to work - I mention this because when I phoned Terratec to see what they could do, they called me a "damn fool" and hung up, which I guess I would have done too.
In summary - this card is great and will serve you well, as long as you're not a fuckwit. Comes with Line-In connections, Phono, Line Out, Mic In (6.3mm), Headphone (6.3mm), coaxial, digital in/out and MIDI in/out.
so I won't get anything for 50?
should do you fine