I’ve recently started researching usb turntables. I want to convert my record collection.
I’m a little confused why they say the usb turntable uses your sound card. Isn’t the usb turntable transferring a digital data stream to your hard drive? Is it a wav file? Or do you capture it in Sound Forge and save as WAV? I don’t see where the sound card has a role, other than playback.
I’m concerned because I know there’s a big difference in sound cards. Some are 16 bit, 32 bit or even 64 bit. The new sound cards support multi channels and all kinds of crap I don’t care about. I have a cheap sound blaster card in my pc. I think it’s a AWE 32, it’s in my only ISA slot.
I do have sound forge for editing. I bought the software in 2005. It’s not a current version, but it shouldn’t matter.