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Help with Windows 7 setup


I have a doubt. I really like to play my guitar through Amplitube in my Windows 7 64 system. Currently I have my Guitar->practice amp->on board souncard through line in. Sounds great. But I like to have an option amplify the sound and I'm guetting a PA System so going to connect the soundcard to the PA system. I'm not intereseted in recording. But I'm worried that if I amplify the sound my current setup is not going to be good. I need an audio interface? for the use i will going to take is any advantage? Also other problem I have with my current setup is that Media player doesn't sound when amplitube is working. When I turn off Media Player strats to work. This is resolved with an external audio interface?
Thanks for the responses!
August 16, 2011 @10:09pm

Basically all onboard soundcard have about 40cents worth of parts and are made for:
* cheapness to the manufacturer
* for beeps and boops (system sounds)
* light gaming
The poor drivers will give you high latency (delays) and poor performance.
Even the cheapest $50 usb asio card will be a huge improvement.
#1 Rule of Recording: You MUST replace the built-in soundcard.
Here's a good guide and user-tested suggestions that work: http://www.tweakheadz.com/soundcards_for_the_home_studio.htm
(you'll want to bookmark and read through all of Tweak's Guide while you're there...)
Another good article: Choosing an audio interface - http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep08/articles/audiointerfaces.htm
August 17, 2011 @01:23pm