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Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question


Steve Jacobson
 

Do any of you have recommendations for an inexpensive USB sound card to use with laptops that do not have Line In jacks? I am looking for a way for someone to be able to record from a cassette deck but not necessarily with a lot of bells and whistles. A primary use would be for converting cassettes which are reasonably high quality but don't require professional quality bit depth or sampling rates. Thanks.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson


stewartross
 

hi there re soundcards
isn't there a one called focus?
from stewart

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From: "Steve Jacobson" <steve.jacobson@outlook.com>
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Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:28 PM
Subject: [all-audio] Inexpensive USB Sound Card Question


Do any of you have recommendations for an inexpensive USB sound card to use with laptops that do not have Line In jacks? I am looking for a way for someone to be able to record from a cassette deck but not necessarily with a lot of bells and whistles. A primary use would be for converting cassettes which are reasonably high quality but don't require professional quality bit depth or sampling rates. Thanks.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson


Joe Paton
 

Steve,
One of the audio interfaces from tascam, Roland, or berignger will do
the job.

The focus Write is a little pricy for what you want to do.

The usefull feature of some of these intervfaces, is that they have
physical gain controls, easier to manage than software controls.
Further, you could, use this as an alternate output for a speech
synthesiser.
I'm running around a little today, but please get in touch on or off
list if I can help further.

JP


Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
Some focuswrite cards are quite expensive.
Depends on the fefinition inexpensive.
/A

10 okt. 2020 kl. 15:50 skrev Joe Paton <joe@vi-ability.org.uk>:

Steve,
One of the audio interfaces from tascam, Roland, or berignger will do
the job.

The focus Write is a little pricy for what you want to do.

The usefull feature of some of these intervfaces, is that they have
physical gain controls, easier to manage than software controls.
Further, you could, use this as an alternate output for a speech
synthesiser.
I'm running around a little today, but please get in touch on or off
list if I can help further.

JP





Rich De Steno
 

I do extensive multitrack recording in Audacity.  I use an inexpensive Sabrent USB Audio so-called sound card, but it is more like a USB plug.  Although it has only headphone and microphone jacks, I successfully use the microphone jack as a line-in jack. I connect my amplifier and music keyboard to this jack and get excellent recordings with no distortion.  It is plug and play requiring no software.  The interface in Windows even has the option of AGC if you so choose.  I have that turned off.  This was literally about six dollars on Amazon.  There are many similar products on Amazon from many manufacturers.  You certainly need not spend more than ten bucks on the type of USB unit required here.  Check out the amazon array of products, there is an extensive selection.

On 10/10/2020 8:28 AM, Steve Jacobson wrote:
Do any of you have recommendations for an inexpensive USB sound card to use with laptops that do not have Line In jacks? I am looking for a way for someone to be able to record from a cassette deck but not necessarily with a lot of bells and whistles. A primary use would be for converting cassettes which are reasonably high quality but don't require professional quality bit depth or sampling rates. Thanks.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson





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Rich De Steno