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Re: Are internal sound cards an option any more?

Should have said, will go for Windows 10 and hang on as long as possible but need to future-proof if I'm forced to Windows 11 at some point later next year.
by wiremanMon Feb 26, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Are internal sound cards an option any more? Replies: 5 Views: 46

Re: Are internal sound cards an option any more?

By "onboard sound" I meant from a chipset on the motherboard. I wonder if I went for the RME, could I connect to the surround system via SPDIF being default windows sound and route specific audio apps (Cubase, wavelab) to the active speakers at the same time? It looks like you need to add ...
by wiremanMon Feb 26, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Are internal sound cards an option any more? Replies: 5 Views: 46

Are internal sound cards an option any more?

I'm wondering if people think that internal sound cards have had their day. Belatedly I'm specifying a new PC to replace one that has the following Creative Titanium X-Fi ECHO Audiofire 4 I can't use the latter (no drivers) but will use a USB external interface. For the internal card I really just u...
by wiremanMon Feb 26, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Are internal sound cards an option any more? Replies: 5 Views: 46

Re: ultrasonic sound recording

No objective tests of ultrasonic cleaners involve audio testing. From hospital CSSD to benchtop devices. Of course. This was more of a thought exercise when I posed it to see if the equipment we use on this forum could detect these devices. It doesn't really matter what you would do in practice if ...
by wiremanSat Aug 05, 2023 8:12 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: ultrasonic sound recording Replies: 11 Views: 317

Re: ultrasonic sound recording

You will know if it is working because the liquid surface generally ripples and a simple test is to put a tarnished silver spoon in there and check after a few mins that it's clean. So I'm not sure that you need anything more sophisticated. It's because it has three transducers, so it would be easy...
by wiremanSat Aug 05, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: ultrasonic sound recording Replies: 11 Views: 317

Re: ultrasonic sound recording

Thanks for the suggestions.

Yes Earthworks can do the job (M50), but very expensive and I take the point about likely levels outside.

I do have a recorder that has a 192kHz sampling rate.
And an oscilloscope that goes to 500μV/div.

I'll see what works.
by wiremanSat Aug 05, 2023 1:48 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: ultrasonic sound recording Replies: 11 Views: 317

Re: ultrasonic sound recording

I suppose a transducer is the way to go, although when I looked at those it was not clear which ones generate sound as opposed to detect it. Or just hack a bat detector, you even get cheap kits that must have sensors/microphones in them. A measurement microphone that goes to 50KHz is pretty expensiv...
by wiremanSat Aug 05, 2023 12:41 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: ultrasonic sound recording Replies: 11 Views: 317

ultrasonic sound recording

This might seem a bit crazy but here goes. I'm going to get an ultrasonic cleaner which operates at 48kHz. Is it likely that I could make a recording of this to tell if it is working or if its 'volume' is the same in a year from now. I have various microphones, not sure if I have any spec sheets tha...
by wiremanSat Aug 05, 2023 11:32 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: ultrasonic sound recording Replies: 11 Views: 317

Re: Stereo mic / line pre-amp

The EC2 looks really intersting but this puts me off...

[R11] Power: Provides Camden EC2 with power via the provided external 24v 1A DC power supply. No other power supply should be used.
by wiremanSat Aug 05, 2023 11:27 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Stereo mic / line pre-amp Replies: 8 Views: 396

Re: Mic recommendations for educational videos

I have used Jabra headsets for decades, starting with wireless ones that loop into a traditional telephone or analog office telephone, at that time Jabra (I think operating under another name) were only known in office environments. I also use USB headsets for zoom/teams calls and prefer the single-...
by wiremanFri Jul 14, 2023 9:27 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Mic recommendations for educational videos Replies: 10 Views: 269

Re: Which microphone should I buy?

I have a similar situation. I'm involved in training events that are often held in rooms with say 20 people and where there may or may not be a PA setup in the room. Presenters stand in front of the class and move around. Even if a room has a professional sound setup with lav or head-worn mics and t...
by wiremanSat Jun 10, 2023 3:16 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Which microphone should I buy? Replies: 23 Views: 1370

Re: AW4416 service / repair in 2023?

I have an AW2816 which I don't think has been powered up for 5 years or more. This discussion does make we wonder if it will still work.
by wiremanSat Feb 04, 2023 9:45 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: AW4416 service / repair in 2023? Replies: 17 Views: 964