The best sound card?

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The best sound card?

Postby Anterag » 2019-3-14 @ 13:30

Hello everyone, I'm a musician and would need a better sound card. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby LunarG » 2019-3-14 @ 14:20

For a retro music build, or modern computer? I mean, this is a retro forum after all.
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby appiah4 » 2019-3-14 @ 15:06

Adlib Gold should have you covered, but I prefer the Atari ST for composing MIDI. Amiga has awesome PCM capabilities as well.
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-3-14 @ 15:33

PC Speaker.
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby shock__ » 2019-3-14 @ 20:18

keenmaster486 wrote:PC Speaker.
Lame! Tape output on the IBM 5150!
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby Error 0x7CF » 2019-3-14 @ 20:33

shock__ wrote:
keenmaster486 wrote:PC Speaker.
Lame! Tape output on the IBM 5150!

I attach one speaker wire to address line A19 and the other to GND. :cool:
It's important to remember that things have to be old before they're antique.
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-3-15 @ 02:11

The dulcet tones of a modulated DEC line printer?
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby awgamer » 2019-3-15 @ 02:17

shock__ wrote:
keenmaster486 wrote:PC Speaker.
Lame! Tape output on the IBM 5150!


Tourists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_sAxrAu7Q
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-3-15 @ 03:47

awgamer wrote:
shock__ wrote:
keenmaster486 wrote:PC Speaker.
Lame! Tape output on the IBM 5150!


Tourists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_sAxrAu7Q


Only 8 drives?!?!?! please:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=floppotron
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby suntac » 2019-3-15 @ 03:57

Error 0x7CF wrote:I attach one speaker wire to address line A19 and the other to GND. :cool:


That is a pretty cool idea!
A19 & A18 for stereo.
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby awgamer » 2019-3-15 @ 07:53

cyclone3d wrote: Only 8 drives?!?!?! please:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=floppotron


:happy:
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Re: The best sound card?

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-3-15 @ 15:20

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Re: The best sound card?

Postby Marmes » 2019-3-15 @ 16:27

Is always the one I don't have.
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