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    Default Soundcard - cheap for backup

    I have been saving to buy an Audio6/8/10 soundcard (couldn't quite decide yet), but meanwhile I want something to use as I just started to try 3/4 channel mixing.

    I've been searching around the Internetz for the cheapest possible soundcard at the moment. I want to use until I finish colecting the money for the Audio thing, also I think it's a good investment as I can keep it for a backup S.O.S. unit later, or just to keep one at my garage (where I usually mix) and one on my bedroom for quick experiments etc.

    I found this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-6-Channe...item256a78bcac





    Am I going to be able to connect all my four channels of my Behringer DJX750 on that? If yes, what exact cables do I need?


    Thanks

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    No.

    Looks like it has 3 stereo outs - so you could use 3 channels on your mixer.

    If you use ASIO4ALL, you could create an aggregate device with your built in sound card giving you 4 stereo outs, though...
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    Ok thanks, so I was basically about to commit a big error, glad I came here!

    So, what's the cheapest possible (and I mean, the cheapest eheh) 4 deck capable soundcard I can buy?

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    A USB 7.1 surround sound card might work. Can't see any reason that it wouldn't.
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    ESI Gigaport is fairly cheap and gives you proper low latency performance.
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    Really? Their Maya44 USB card had *horribly* latency issues.

    Still they did recent bring out the Maya44 USB+ and the Gigaport+ which might have solved that problem.
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    I got nothing but praise for ESI. I've had a U46DJ for YEARS as my DVS interface, and it has worked flawlessly.
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    I gotta say I do like the look of their interfaces. I don't know why no one else makes cards like the gigaport, seems like a no-brainer to me.
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    My VCM 100 has a built-in Maya 44 and it seems fine to me. Headphone port is a little noisy though.
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    The cheaper you go the cheaper you're sound quality will sound. Even for a "backup".

    Do you wanna be that one guy who sounds like he's playing music through a toaster?
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