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What are primary differences between a soundcard and a DAC?

I am interested in building a setup with KRK Rokit 8 G2, but I am not sure if I should go with an external DAC or purchase a soundcard to use. What the main differences between the two?
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Audio interface to use with Korg KP3 and MIDI keyboard?

I recently bought a Korg KP3 hoping that I could use my YAMAHA PSR E403 as input to the KP3, to play with effects, and then record the sound on my computer. I also use Reason 5 to compose my ...
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Will a generator work with a portable DJ setup?

So, understanding the risks of using a 7500 watt gasoline powered electric generator (Dirty Power), I was wondering if battery backup or power cleaner conditioner could mitigate the risks such that it ...
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First Field Setup

Hi guys, I have been working in sound design for just under a year now in my first professional gig and have now gotten to the stage where I can no longer just rely on library recordings to work ...
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Help to identify this solo recording setup

Looking at this video from youtube featuring the amazing Bob McChensey playing the trombone, I can identify two microphones, the Royer R-121 and the old Sony C-37A. I can see both mics in use, would ...
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Two microphone setup to record voice and acoustic guitar

what are some good microphone setups for recording a single singer/guitar player with two microphones? Position, types, levels, etc. Thanks!
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What could cause a project not be transported in Reaper when using Asio4All with Zoom H2?

(Feel free to edit the title if you find a better way of describing the "transport" aspect of this problem.) The problem is this: I'm trying to set up my Zoom H2 in Reaper via the Asio4All driver, so ...
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What do I need to setup a 5.1 system?

Hi guys, it's a quick question. I am just wondering... I have an presonus audiobox 22vsl, just 2 outputs. In case I wanted to setup a 5.1 system, do I need at least 6 outputs from my interface? Or ...
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How to setup one instance of Kontakt to use more than one virtual instruments to their own outputs

So as far as using one MIDI channel per instruments, I understand that (somewhat). But how to route their output to individual channels in Reaper is a bit beyond me. Is there any way to achieve this? ...
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Does Logic 9 solve the lost MIDI mapping problems that were present in Logic 8?

This is a follow up to this question I asked months ago. My MIDI mappings are still being lost even if I keep the Axiom turned on between sessions in Logic and it's maddening. It's a lot of work to ...
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Hum/noise near electrical devices on the set

I soon have a filmproject and a have a problem with the equipment i have rented. Now, when i'm to close to electrical devices like a laptop, tv or even the ceiling lights, i get an electrical hum. I ...
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Wireless options for a documentary shoot

I'm currently researching for an upcoming project in which I'll be using a wireless setup for the first time (transmitting from bag to camera). I've read a couple of similar posts on wireless setups ...
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choosing gear and set up for recording live 16ch same time

I've just rented a house with a 30 sq control room and a 30 sq playroom. Both rooms need no work on the acoustics. I want to record simultaneously on 16 tracks and mix up to 32 not on pc but on the ...
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Setup, EQ changes based on tuning of guitar

What should you consider when playing an Open-Tuning where more open strings will be played and the overall sound will be brighter than the equivalent notes in standard tuning?
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opinions on setting up a mic test

If I were to be hypothetically setting up a mic shootout, which initial setup would you see as most relevant? Specifically, if I were to set up using one methodology and never change preamp levels ...
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Small speakers/monitors for demo purposes

Hi folks, I'm assembling hardware (laptop, interface, speakers, ...) for a small demo setup which is meant be easily portable, so as to be able to pack it into a flightcase and quickly put it ...
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Home Studio - Making the best out of what I have

It's setup time and I have several options as to where/how to set up my freshly acquired pair of Adam A7. Three rooms in my house have interesting characteristics but not one is perfect and I am ...

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