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Re: need recommendation on PC sound card
Am 21. Feb. 2010 um 19:12 Uhr schrieb G. Robert Arrabito:
> I did a quick search on the last two years of the auditory mailing list
> archives on pc sound card recommendations and didn't find much on the
> topic so hence my post to the list. I am looking for recommendations for
> an internal PC high quality sound card that will be used to output
> auditory stimuli in my experiments.
That depends on your
- system architecture
- operating system
- number of input/output channels
- kind of interfaces (analog/digital...)
- ... .
In our lab we have good experience with RME Multiface sound cards.
> Would also be nice if there is an accompanying software development
> kit. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
A sound card shouldn't require a special SDK. Instead, use one of the
sound APIs of your operating system. If you are using Linux, use ALSA
for general purpose audio applications and JACK for low-latency
applications. If you are using Windows, then ASIO is probably your
choice for pro-audio equipment. If you want to support any sound card,
you can use DirectSound for older Windows versions and Core Audio
for newer Windows versions (Vista and 7). OS X users can use Apple's
Core Audio API.
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