soundcard settings

HELP!

i have an audiophile 2496. i want to record at 96/24 but my computer won’t let me go any higher than 44/16. how can i change this?

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i want to record at 96/24


Actually you probaby don’t… but hey… :)

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but my computer won’t let me go any higher than 44/16


Naughty computer. :) (Sorry couldn’t resist that)

Go to n-track Preferences. Check you’ve got the right Audio device configured, then select the sampling frequency you want.

Then click on the little hammer under the recording VU meter and select one of the 24 bit options (you may find only one of them works… trial and error). You will, of course, need the 24bit version of n-track to do this.

HTH

Mark
Quote (Death_Metal_Animal @ Nov. 18 2005,05:23)
i have an audiophile 2496. i want to record at 96/24 but my computer won't let me go any higher than 44/16. how can i change this?

Check the settings in your soundcard control panel first of all

In N track cliuck on the little hammer in the recording VU meter to bring up the box where you select 24 or 16 bit.

To select the sampling frequency (96K), go to File/settings/preferences on the first tab.

This assumes you have purchased a 24bit version of N track.

what if i’m running two soundcards? one for recording and one for playback?

Ummm… why would you want to do that?

I can understand 1 soundcard for audio and another for midi, but using a separate cad for recording and playback may introduce all osrts of latency and/or clock sync problems…

Is there any reason 1 card can’t handle both?

Rich

i do it mainly because there aren’t enough inputs/outputs on one card. i’m useing an ‘audiophile 2496’. it has two right channels and two left channels. i use two mics, i connect one to the left channels and one to the right channels. maybe i need a soundcard with more I/O’s?

Eyup!
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what if i’m running two soundcards? one for recording and one for playback?


Look under the advanced settings in Preferences. You can select multiple devices for input/output, or use one card for record and a different one for output if you want.

I’m not familiar with the Audiophile card (I just have a soundblaster Live!) but if it has two right and two left channels, that’s four inputs. You can use separate mics on each input, so you can record from four channels at a time yes?
I regularly record with my soundblaster card line input as two separate audio channels. Guitar on one, mic on the other.
Also, Richlum is correct when he says there will be timing issues if you try to record from separate cards. This will show up as a progressive lag between the channels, gradually becoming greater as the song progresses.
Much better to use one card if you can.

Steve

would a soundcard with more I/O’s solve my problem? is there anyway i could keep useing two mics with my audiophile, and also use it for an output as well?

I dont see why the number of inputs you use changes the ability to use the output.

Do you need more inputs or more outputs or both? If you need more than you have then by all means a card with more will help the problem. But your last statement makes me wonder what tehreal problem you are trying to solve is.

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is there anyway i could keep useing two mics with my audiophile, and also use it for an output as well?

That’s the way sound cards work. So, yes you can use the inputs and output at the same time. That’s pretty much what you have to do to keep the tracks syncing when recording. Using two different cards can cause sync issues if they aren’t both slaved off of the same clock.

I use an 8 channel mixer which I feed into ONE soundcard input.

cliff

Quote (g8torcliff @ Nov. 21 2005,16:10)
I use an 8 channel mixer which I feed into ONE soundcard input.

cliff

ah, ok a mixer. i guess that’s what i need. thanks guys.

… don’t forget that if you use multiple cards you will get sync problems between the tracks unles you lock the cards together.

Added note:
I only picked up a mixer (used Yamaha 8 channel – $50) so i wouldn’t have to keep on plugging and unplugging different sources (3 guitars, bass, mic) to my soundcard’s single line in.
Works for me…

:cool:

cliff

I use a 24/96 too from time to time and it is perfectly able to record and playback 2 channels at the same time so no use for another card for playback as it will cause problems like the others have stated. If you need more inputs you could get another 24/96 as the cards will sync and use the same clock (up to 4 devices) so no latency/snyc problems there. For a bit more money you could get a Delta 44 or 66. You could use your 24/96 with a 44, or 66 and have six channels. Good Luck.