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Is a sound card necessary for recording?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, do I need a soundcard for recording?
No, you don't need a soundcard formusicproduction. They can be but used you might experiencelatencyproblems when you're recording and mixing your music.Audiointerfaces offer so much more functionality than abasicsoundcard on a computer and you get both an accurateandhigh-quality input and output of audio.
One may also ask, is an audio interface the same as a sound card? A (internal) sound card and an (external)audiointerface are basically the same thingtechnically, justin a different format - so it's not correct tosay in general thatan external sound card produces bettersound quality(though in particular cases, it may betrue).
Hereof, does sound card affect recording quality?
Yes! A Sound Card May AffecttheQuality of Microphone Recording. Yes, it ispossiblethat the sound card may in some way affecttherecording quality of a microphone. This effectoccursprimarily when you connect an analog microphone to a standardmicport on your sound card.
What is the point of a sound card?
A sound card is an expansion card or ICforproducing sound on a computer that can be heardthroughspeakers or headphones. Although the computer does not needasound device to function, they are included on everymachinein one form or another, either in an expansion slot or builtintothe motherboard (onboard).