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Old 9th January 2008, 05:20 PM   #1
artquake is offline artquake
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Default PC-Soundcard without PC ?

Hi folks, and a happy new year (for my first post this year)

i just asked myself - Is it possible to use a PCI - Soundcard (not PCI-Express !) whitout a PC for audio applications ?

(For example Terratec EWX 24/96 or E-Mu 1212M or ...

The benefits : Small, powerfull, cheap and modular extensible and ...

Is there anyone in here wich tryed to do this (or allready did) ?
Does a Soundcard allways need external (Software) to do it's functions ? (For example PCI-Express cards force need of external processor; but PCI has all proccessors on board)

Thanks in advance for your opinions or further comments

Best regards
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Old 10th January 2008, 12:14 PM   #2
planarboy is offline planarboy  Australia
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does'nt sound like a bad idea..I've always wondered if i can do a clock upgrade on my soundblaster
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Old 11th January 2008, 07:39 PM   #3
danb1974 is offline danb1974  Romania
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Without the pci bus you can neither initialize nor send commands and audio data to the card.

From what source do you want the card to play the music?
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