What do you use as a decent (ie not crappy onboard) soundcard?
I just bought an Indigo DJ on eBay, arrived and I’d made the SAME mistake, it’s PCMCIA and I need fucking ExpressCard, it’s a totally useless format since no-one supports it, especially for soundcards apart from a very badly reviewed Creative Xi-Fi and given my history with that company, the response is ‘no fucking way’ to buying one.
I cannot believe that companies like Echo Audio *are throwing this chance away – all new MacBook Pros don’t have PCMCIA slots anymore, and new laptop PCs too. They all have fairly useless unsupported Expresscard/34 slots. Grrr.
So I’m left with either:
- Buying a dodge looking PCMCIA to Expresscard converter from HK, thus totally spoiling the whole point of buying an internal card in the first place
- Selling it and buying an external USB device – again spoiling the whole point – I mean laptops are supposed to be PORTABLE right? Not attached to big heavy lumps of metal and plastic with knobs on them.
So what’s a wannabe laptop DJ supposed to do? Sigh. Tempted to sell this lump o’ crap and get an older laptop or a faster MacBook, but for the latter I don’t have the money, definitely not now with this economy and lack of work…sigh.
* And their response? Use their Firewire devices – totally useless for me as PC laptops don’t have full powered Firewire slots, so I’d need to also lug around a power adapter. This is not good for gigs.