http://www.audiotrak.net/maya44mk2.htmI would like to buy this one but i'm an absolute beginner and i'm afraid of it a bit. I read a lot on this forvm (faq+search) but i'm not clever enough. Could somebody help me to understand the advantages and disadvantages of this soundcard?
What is Hard Disc Recording?Hard Disc Recording is the process where audio is digitized and stored on a computer's hard drive for later playback. Many programs, either stand-alone or as part of a sequencer package, can play multiple audio files at the same time, making the computer an ideal platform for mixdowns or combining MIDI and audio recording sessions. Usually, you can add reverb and special effects (fx) to the audio, either permanently or at the time of mixdown, much as you would do with a tape recorder.
Oh! Excuse me! Certainly i want to record. It's clear. My only problem is i don't want a Prodigy 7.1/Revolution 7.1 or Audigy 2 ZS.
Yeah! I've already found WaveTerminal 192X but that's more expensive (2xMaya44) here. Is that much better than Maya (any special)? Is the harddisc recording feature useful/important?
Have you read the following Digit-Life review? It's not very in depth usage report, but you might find it useful nevertheless.http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/audiot...mkii/index.htmlI've been very happy with RME Audio cards and their drivers myself. Very reliable. The new Hammefall HDSP 9632 is very capable, but also expensive (c. 410 e).Maya44 MK II looks very good for the price as well.regards, Halcyon
MAYA44 MKII sound card is an excellent “all-in-one” budget solution clearly positioned as an entry-level pro equipment. The professional Envy24HT-S and two Wolfson WM8731 I2S stereo codecs is a fine example of a well-balanced design. The card doesn’t provide modern level of record quality, however it has a comprehensive number of features and excellent drivers for professional applications. And those fans of ESI/Audiotrak, who need multichannel DVD output and higher-quality converters for playback, might consider buying Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 or even ESI Waveterminal 192L.