Recording audio on my laptop

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  1. TheEspionage

    TheEspionage New Member

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    Do I need to invest in some sort of external USB sound card to record good audio on my laptop?

    I'm using Audacity and currently the only recording devices I have in my sound options are the ''Microphone'' and ''Stereo Mix'' which is the line in.

    I record my audio using ''Stereo Mix'' And when I play it back the base sounds all crackely and shit. I used to record audio all the time on my PC and I would like to continue my efforts on my laptop, any help?
     
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    I did some really low-quality work with the Mic In on my laptop. Just went from the headphone out on the PA we use to the Mic In on the laptop. It can be done, but it's nowhere near ideal.

    You'll want to get something like a Firebox from Presonus, 2 mic/line ins and a firewire output to hook it up to the laptop. If you're trying to record a full band you'll need something with more ports obviously.

    But really, it all depends on what exactly you are recording.
     
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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.247 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/142)

    I'm only ever recording streaming internet radio.
     

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