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Re: sound card recommendations

I'm a Windows guy, so I'm not speaking with authority here, 
but I think you will find that current Apple computers can 
easily handle your needs.  A quick Google search turns up 
bit depths to 24 and sample rates to 96000 for MacBook Pro. 

Also, a client a few years back used my Windows-only 
software on the Mac Minis already in the lab.  This was no 
problem using Boot Camp to load XP.  The default sound was 
16-bit 48000 Hz, but could be set higher by dialog-diving 
in Windows Control Panel.  There is surely something 
equivalent in the normal Apple OS.   

Best regards,

Bob Masta

On 4 Jan 2013 at 13:36, Josh McDermott wrote:

> Dear list,
> I am looking to start running psychoacoustics experiments on Apple
> desktop and laptop computers, and I would be grateful for
> recommendations of sound cards that can be used for high fidelity
> playback of waveforms, e.g. from the Psych Toolbox in Matlab. I have
> not tested the sound cards that come with current Apple computers, but
> I presume I am better off going with an external card. I am presenting
> sounds to humans, so 48kHz and 24 bits should be sufficient. Thanks in
> advance for any suggestions.
> Happy new year,
> Josh

Bob Masta
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