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I have used several sound cards and audio Interfaces over the years

Here is a collection of things that I have used with manuals and drivers - for archive purposes.

First PC -

October 1999



Pentium  III

450
64MB PC100 SDRAM
£250



Soundcards

I have used several sound cards and audio Interfaces over the years

Here is a collection of things that I have used with manuals and drivers - for archive purposes.
Terratec Base 1

This was my very first Sound card - a bit basic but Terratec was a well known company and I thought better than a Soundblaster


Drivers are available from

http://terratec.ultron.info/Audio/Base1/

I have a backup of the manual here

I have a backup of the spec here

Yamaha SW-60

XG Sounds on an ISA board


This is just a synth and had to be used in conjunction with a proper sound card - it was the baby brother to the SW1000 which I could not afford at the time however I did get one later


Review

http://www.sonicstate.com/synth/yamaha_sw60xg/

Spec

http://www.megatrade.ru/English/sw60xg.html


Photo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SW60xg_soundcard.jpg

Editing software

XG Gold

Yamaha SW1000XG




This is just a synth and had to be used in conjunction with a proper sound card - however it was also a powerful mixer and could process external sources throught is DSP




Review

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec98/articles/yamsw1000.632.htm

User Guide

Advanced  Guidebook

Utilities  (19MB Rar file)
XG Wizard
Creative Labs - SB Live Platinum


wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster_Live!


I used this with the Russion drivers which were much better than the Creative drivers available from thr site below

http://www.kxproject.com/

I have a backup copy of the drivers here as the KX site is not maintained on a regular basis

Frontier Design - Wavecenter PCI




This card was not just a soundcard but an ADAT interface - used in conjunction with my Yamaha AW4416 for transferring files to the PC for backup and editing




Review

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec98/articles/yamsw1000.632.htm

MOTU Midi Timepiece

This was an essencial bit opf bear when I had multiple midi contraptions running - This ran from the serial connector on the PC - no USB yet


I have a backup of the drivers here if you need them
EMU - 1212m

This soundcard came with the Proteus sound library - it was one of the reasons for buying - in fact I still use it occassionally. Not all of the modules work without the hardware installed so when I sold the card I hung on to the modules that I could use without the hardware.

This is a good card but the mixer can get confusing at times. OK when using the DAW though

You can get an external interface module - which I never had
I used the ADAT to link to the AW4416

Drivers are available here

Or - there is a backup file here 105MB

EMU Sample rate Converter
ESI - MAYA 44 PCI

This was my first 4in 4 out card
Wow what a difference that makes  - I started using external effects


Full Spec

Behringer V-Amp BASS

I used this to pre-amp my bass for recording. My Overwater has never sounded good DI'd straight to tape so this added that Trace Elliot sound before I actually had a Trace Elliot amp.

Tascam Fire One

I did not have this for long - I bought it for someone else but it turned ou that it was not fit for purpose

I tried it out with my setup but It did not have enough I/O for me

http://tascam.com/product/fireone/overview/


M-Audio DELTA 1010

I was running 2 of these in my windows 7 64bit machine up until early 2015.  The only thing I found limiting was the fact hat they did not have any pre-amps in them which meant I had to use a mixer to feed microphone signals into the PC


I could run all of my outboard through the ins and outs without having to repatch anything

I would probably still have them if I had not serously doiwnsized my setup.


Behringer FCA1616

I now use this as my soundcard - via Firewire (USB is also available)

Full spec available from behringers website

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/FCA1616.aspx