Hi Kids. first, for accuracy, I did have a PC that was put together for me with an M-Audio Audiophile 2496, Windows XP and no Internet capability.
Foolishly I let my brother borrow it for some mad scientist experiment because he needed an old style PC with a motherboard that had PCI slots.
fast forward, he said he gave it back. he didn’t. I don’t have it anymore. my brother is an idiot. likely, so am I for loaning it to him
fast forward some more. I loved the computer, the sound card, and it had an older version of Cubase installed. anyway…I recently downloaded
what I thought was a free version of Reaper. it’s ok, I guess. but not really. Now I have Audacity which is light years nicer than Reaper in my opinion,
but no sound card, and Windows 10.
I had foolishly assumed that a “sort” modern PC would have a decent onboard sound card. but it’s pretty stoneaged. also no PCI slots, and the cost of a decent PCI express card is sometimes more than a USB interface. FINALLY my QUESTION(s)
before I buy one, can anyone offer a recommendation? it’s just going to be me adding 1, 2, or possibly 3 guitar tracks to a project that a friend is working on. he does all the instruments and sings the demo and needs me to play some guitar, remotely these days. so, something really basic is all I need. one part at a time, and I anticipate 2 parts at the most for MOST demos or songs. what should I buy? ok, last question. how does the audio signal go from the usb interface INTO the PC? how does that work?
I apologize if this is a really DUMB question. but I really don’t know. thanks so very much!