hmmm yeah I've never had anything more powerfull than a soundmax or some low 
end yamaha cards so something like that is semi top.
So creative is not the top.
what is, maybe roland or yamaha the yamaha synths are less sharp sounding than 
the roland stuff.
although the later keyboards are ok.
At 03:20 a.m. 21/03/2010, you wrote:
>Hi Shaun,
>
>Not on your life. Close to pro my buttt. You got to be joking me right?
>
>First, of all the SB Live line of cards are old technology.
>Yesterday's technology, and now are considered one of Creative's low
>budget value sound cards. Definitely not the bleeding edge high end
>sound cards they use to be back in the late 90's or so. If you want to
>talk pro grade sound card something like the X-Fi would be more on the
>list of higher end cards for musicians and sound designers.
>
>Second, Creative Labs has been considerably falling behind in quality
>and standards, and if you pay for one of their high priced cards you
>are buying the name not the quality. I've had a number of their Audegy
>cards totally fail after a couple of months of use, and I have a
>friend who invested in an X-Fi only to find it was defective right out
>of the box, and had to exchange it for a replacement one that worked.
>So Creative is no longer the be all or end all of sound cards.
>
>Third, you do realise that a Del with a 2.8 GHZ processor is on the
>low end of processor speed and power these days? My Compaq laptop
>purchased two years ago has a 3.6 GHZ Intel processor in it, and even
>that is a bit slow compared to what I could purchase now.  So it is
>not even remotely in the "pro" catagory you speak of.
>
>Cheers!
>
>On 3/20/10, shaun everiss <shau...@xtra.co.nz> wrote:
>> well give it a few years and I may inheret a slow del 2.8 with a sb live in
>> it.
>> no idea how it came with one of those but thats close to pro right there.
>
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