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You maketh me deperate to go buy an XFi :) Don't tempt me ;)

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<! :orange--> "color:orange"><!--/ > [Tempt]Did I mention that the X-Fi supports OpenAL as well as all forms of EAX and the new URU Live is going to play nicely with the X-Fi for those reasons? [/tempt]
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Hold thy tongue tempt-er ;)

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When I bought the PC to play UruCC I bought a Soundblaster Audigy 2 Gamer to go with it. I'd already discovered the benefit of connecting a computer to real speakers. Started with a set of AR Powered Partners on my Power Computing Mac Clone, then a Cambridge Soundworks Model 12 portable system. That worked well for years. Then a friend gave me his old Sony ES equipment, so now the PC is basically a stereo component. It's connected to the ES pre-amp, power amp, and Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble speakers. All of this stuff is old. I bout the Ensemble speakers shortly after they were introduced, and my friend bought his equipment a year or so later. 1986 or '87.

A silent computer with lots of music on it, and a good stereo...good enough for me. I've thought about going multi-channel but I'd have to completely rearrange the living room to make it work.

I'm thinking about replacing the Audigy 2 with an XFi Platinum so that I can get that offboard interface unit. That would make it a lot easier to connect things.

I solved my voice-recording problems by using my Mac Powerbook. Sure SM94 mic, Lighweave Systems wind sock, Sound Devices 442 mixer connected to the Powerbook, and using Audacity for the recording. Ghaelen says it sounds good. So, now I don't really need the Xfi any more. :)


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Must.... resist....urge....to...upgrade...again......

Well, considering that I screwed up when I got this compy last year (nobody told me that a Dell Dimension 3000 series DOESN"T HAVE AGP OR PCIexpress.... ><)
I'll probably be getting a new one in a year or two. I'm pretty sure it's slowing down, and I'll upgrade the audio system then... them X-fi cards seem pretty cool, but now I just have to stick it out with a 24-bit live...

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A Live 24-bit is a decent card and if you install all of the software it came with, you'll also have the mighty WaveStudio (assembler tool I used for Podcasts 15 and 17).

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Can you do a multi-track setup with WaveStudio? I haven't figured that out yet...

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<! :orange--> "color:orange"><!--/ >No you can't, and it's a little slower than Audacity, however you can be listening to the Wave while it's doing work on it, which I had gotten used to, so I have a bit of a disjointed feel when using Audacity. Goodness, if WaveStudio did multitrack, I'd forget Audacity existed. With the X-Fi (I'm not sure all generations have this), there's a pop / click cleaner that'll get rid of odd sounds in your audio. I've used it to great avail in certain situations. I can't wait until Creative ports it over to Vista.

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Thanks! I've been messing around with my new X-Fi, and it's driving me crazy that I can't get the sound effects from the Audio Mixer Console into audacity... I though waveStudio might work... alas... no.

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