Ok. So my friends have been playing around making some music, and our stuff sounds pretty good. So now we went and got some stuff - mixers, 8 track recorder, etc… Now I’m wondering, once all this stuff is recorded digitally, how can I get this stuff to my computer without losing quality? Because the equipment we use have analog and digital outputs, but the computer only has a Sound Blaster wanna be card with an 1/8" input plug as well as a MIC input. Now I’ve recorded analog stuff before, with tape and RCA cables through computer before, and it always comes out CRAPPY (hissing, chopped up). I don’t want the transfer from our equipment to have reduce quality as I want to make quality audios that can be played on CD or MP3. I’ve already made a lot of quality stuff on the computer using drum machine software and thousands of WAVs and generally making beats that sound good on CD. I’m mean you really couldn’t tell that is was made with a PC. I sounds GOOD. But I just don’t know how to get high quality sounds that we make from separate hardware that doesn’t interface with computers… to computers.
Basically, how can I get high quality recordings from our equipment (our stuff don’t have SCSI or USB connectors, nothing fancy) to the computer? Do they have sound cards made for such things (Digital inputs, optical inputs?) I know they a lot out there, but what works good?
Thanks in advance.