First post, by HandOfFate
I've been thinking about recording the music, sound of DOS games generated by my various sound cards and MIDI modules. I was wondering what I can do to get a clean as possible signal with hopefully the equipment that I've already got?
Three options that I am thinking of:
1. Record on the PC itself by recording the "What you can hear" channel if available, or by patching the "line out" (or speaker out, if there is no separate "line out") to the "line in"/"mic" port
2. Recording using one of the smart phones gathering dust in my drawer, using the shortest cable that I can find to go from "line out"/"spk out" to the phone.
3. Record on another PC or laptop.
The first option is probably not an option, except on relatively newer systems.
The second option would have my preference. It would be simple and portable, and because my 486s aren't too keen on running games from Windows I doubt that they would be able to record things at the same time. Plus some sound cards might not work well, or play MIDI differently depending on the drivers, in Windows.
The third option would mean I have to drag stuff around and I wonder if the moving fans, other power hungry parts could add noise?
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