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#373508 - 11/07/16 02:58 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Sound Blaster - How I missed it.
PhillyJazz Offline
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I just fired up a new PC and the chipset included a Creative Labs Recon3i on board. I'd forgotten what a joy "What U Hear" was when it comes to creating Audio...
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#373536 - 11/07/16 05:55 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sound Blaster - How I missed it. [Re: PhillyJazz]
rharv Offline
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very cool

what kind of new PC?
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#373537 - 11/07/16 06:31 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sound Blaster - How I missed it. [Re: rharv]
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It's a killer...

Intel 6th Gen "SkyLake" CPUs:
Intel Core i7-6700K SkyLake 4.0GHz (4.2GHz turbo) Quad-Core Unlocked
Intel i3/i5/ i7 CPU Fans:
Corsair H80i Pro Cooling Hydro, extra quiet Liquid Cooling System
Intel 6th Gen "Skylake" Motherboards:
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Onboard Video HDMI, DVI, X-Fire & SLI, GB LAN, DDR4, USB 3.1
DDR4 System memory:
32GB (2x16GB) PC4-19200 DDR4 2400MHz Dual Channel
PCI-Express Video cards:
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB PCI EXpress 16X Quad head, HDMI
m.2 SSD drives:
256.0 GB SAMSUNG 950 PRO m.2 Solid State Drive, PCI-Express 3.0, 2200MB/s
Optical Drives:
LG Blu-ray 16X Recorder,16x DVD Recorder SATA combo drive
Sound Cards:
Cases:
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Black Edition, front USB 3.0 & eSATA
Case Fans:
Dual Case Fans 120 mm Extra Quiet DC fan (two fans)
Power Supply:
Thermaltake TR2 600W ultra quiet ATX Power Supply, SLI & X-fire ready
Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit DVD
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Ketron SD4,SD1000
Yamaha RX-v381amp
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#373539 - 11/07/16 07:07 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sound Blaster - How I missed it. [Re: PhillyJazz]
Jim Fogle Offline
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Gigabyte has a few motherboard with Creative audio, I'm guessing the motherboard you listed is one of them. You might want to check because some of the motherboards also have a 600 ohm headphone receptacle with the headphone op-amp chip plugged into a socket so you can swap the op-amp out to change the frequency profile.

I'm still very much of a Creative fan over both Realtek and Intel audio.
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#373541 - 11/07/16 07:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sound Blaster - How I missed it. [Re: PhillyJazz]
Andy A - USA Offline
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#373555 - 11/08/16 03:10 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sound Blaster - How I missed it. [Re: PhillyJazz]
sixchannel Offline
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"fly me to the moon -" smile
My ancient box of tricks runs Creative Audigy card and I've always been pleased with it. Didnt know that "what you hear" was semi-unique to them.
Ian
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#373566 - 11/08/16 06:32 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sound Blaster - How I missed it. [Re: sixchannel]
PhillyJazz Offline
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Windows 7 used to have "Stereo Mix" but that went away. It's always been a pain to record in Windows since (unless you had advanced drivers like Creative Labs.)

I just found this though .. If you use Audigy (which is pretty good.)

http://www.howtogeek.com/217348/how-to-record-the-sound-coming-from-your-pc-even-without-stereo-mix/



Edited by PhillyJazz (11/08/16 06:35 AM)
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