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your podxt IS a soundcard

wbeacham said:
Thanks for the info Goport. I am looking at the M-audio monitors the Behringer 10 or 12 input mixer and the E-mu 0404 sound card. I have a midi keyboard and a PodXT 2.0. I think that should do me quite well and set me back about 500 to 600 dollars.

Your podxt IS a usb (asio) soundcard. No mic in, that's true.

And why a mixer with so many inputs and a soundcard with only 2 ins? Do you have that many hardware synths to route in the soundcard?

The M audio monitors suck, all reviews say so.

If you wanna record many inputs at the same time (a band?) have a look at presonus firepod or something like that (comes with Mic preamps, and a copy of cubase LE). If you don't need that many ins, presonus firebox.

If you don't need vocals or mic ins, podxt will do, better buy a copy of cubase SE then and good midi softsynths (especially DRUMS: battery2 + drumkit from hell 1 or DFHS), a good midi keyboard is essential then.

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Cubase SE 2

Since steinberg released studio case 2 that includes an upgraded version of Cubase SE, the "on itself" version of Cubase SE 2 will not be long.

Cubase SE 1 is based on SX 1, and cubase SE 2 will be based on SX 2/3. This way projects made with SX3 will be compatible with SE 2.

I also own a terratec mt88 Eight channel in (asio) soundcard, but since I discovered the asio capabilities of the PodXT I just use the pod with my laptop. The mt88 is gathering dust until I will record my band.

A very good investment if you insist on pârting with your cash is TFT monitors. Done with the rumble and rattle caused by screen interference in your pick ups.

My audio monitors are tannoy reveals. I am very pleased with them.

Hugo

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And for recording guitar tones there is really nothing that compares to the PODX :).

Not only for the sound quality (that is a matter of taste), but because it's the only real low latency solution there is.

You CAN for instance use guitar rig or amplitube software with your soundcard set at it's lowest latency.

But if you do some tracking with heavy (and the good sounding ones are heavy) softsynth load on your system, you will have to raise the latency of your soundcard to playback / record / track without glitches. At that moment real time playing through these software amp sims becomes a pain.

Not so with the podxt. since simulation is dealth with in hardware in the podxt, the sound is immediate, regardless the buffer settings for your soundcard / software (eg cubase).

My 2C

Rant over :).

Hugo

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