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    "Where oh where do i begin..." Newb

    ok, i just registered on this site because i keep ending up here in my research...
    I am a mobile audio enthusiast and i want to incorporate a carputer into my system, because

    1) i currently have a four way active sound system crossed between my hu and amps and i want to be able to cross over more efficiently/accurately/digitally
    2) i want to be able to graphically equalize digitally across more bands (at least 16)
    3) I want my 100+ gig library at my disposal
    4) I want all the other superfluous bobbles... nav/net?/video

    I HAVE done what i consider a fair amount of research on the subject and have been reading lots of threads here and have gathered quite a bit of information. I just need to know what to do with the info i have gathered...

    WHERE DO I START?!?!?!

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    search for things like console, audiomulch, and asio, those are some of the more important things for computer audio processing, and most threads on audio processing deal with at least one, or all of them

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    Red face

    thanks!

    i realized i did a typical newb move asking before i should have. most of what i was looking for was of course right in the faq. got a good idea where i want to go with this thing. gonna take a little more then i anticipated (to do it right anyway).

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    If you're going to be doing audio processing, make sure you get a sound card that has ASIO drivers. It's possible to use the free product ASIO4ALL, with any sound card, but getting a sound card with native ASIO drivers is better.

    You can get an internal PCI sound card, the better ones have good sound quality. Or you can get an external one that hooks up via USB or Firewire. The external ones with ASIO drivers are usually aimed at amateur recording studio-type setups, so they have lots of (balanced) inputs as well as outputs, and are usually Firewire, and are usually fairly expensive. M-Audio comes to mind.

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    thank you!

    here is a link to my proposed set-up which includes the sound card i want (M-Audio Delta 1010 LT)

    Newb: Double Check Me Please!!! (Anyone)

    it seems that i am going to sort have to build around this card because it has the complete functionality for what i intend to do with the audio system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kross View Post
    If you're going to be doing audio processing, make sure you get a sound card that has ASIO drivers. It's possible to use the free product ASIO4ALL, with any sound card, but getting a sound card with native ASIO drivers is better.

    You can get an internal PCI sound card, the better ones have good sound quality. Or you can get an external one that hooks up via USB or Firewire. The external ones with ASIO drivers are usually aimed at amateur recording studio-type setups, so they have lots of (balanced) inputs as well as outputs, and are usually Firewire, and are usually fairly expensive. M-Audio comes to mind.

    this is mostly right, i just wanted to add my problems with some asio stuff-- make sure that if you choose to go with the asio route, that the card allows routing audio through the asio driver first in its included software (i can't be sure, but i belive that m-audio products support this, otherwise, there is the kx project...)-- i have a gigaport hd usb card, and it only supports asio output, so i must still use asio4all to route the all the audio(asio audio control programs only support one asio device, and it must be used for both input and output).

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