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crepuscular
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Caustic & external soundcard

Hello, I'm using Caustic on BB Playbook ( totally killer! ) and Caustic on PC.
Usually I make sketches on my playbook and then develop the original project on my PC.
My question is : I have an external soundcard for my PC, so If I choose that soundcard as the
main sound card, Caustic will use it to process the sound or will keep using motherboard's sound instead?
I think answer 1 its the right, but Im not sure.
So, thanks in advance !

 

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The external sound card or

The external sound card or the integrated motherboard sound only control the output to your speakers or headphones. They don't really affect how Caustic is processing the sound.  Of course, it would be nice to have the best quality sound output so that you can do a good job with Caustic.It will depend on which is selected in your PC settings. 

 

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Thanks for your response, but

Thanks for your response, but I'm still confused , check :
"The external sound card or the integrated motherboard sound only control the output to your speakers or headphones. They don't really affect how Caustic is processing the sound."
But If external soundboards replaces computer's native audio chipset with a dedicated hardware to get
better perfomance and quality of sound processing through a DAW ( digital audio workstations), now
I cant see how  this will not affects Caustic sound quality. surprise
 

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You are correct, it affects

You are correct, it affects the sound quality of what you hear on your computer. I only meant the actual processing of the sound in your Caustic file, or in a WAV file you export is not reliant on your computer sound card. For example, you could create a wonderful track in Caustic but it will sound bad when played back on poor quality equipment. The file itself isn't poor quality. Play it back on better equipment and it will sound great.  The problem with poor quality sound on your computer is that it affects your ability to create something good because you can't hear what you're doing.

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The soundcard only translates

The soundcard only translates a digital signal to an analog signal so you can hear it on your headphone or speakers. No matter what soundcard you’re using, you hear the same soundfile.

But a better soundcard has a more accurate representation of that soundfile, so you’re more aware of stuff that need eq’ing/mixing, wich in the end results in your track having better soundquality/a better mix.

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Thanks for the responses!

Thanks for the responses!
JHSound " I only meant the actual processing of the sound in your Caustic file, or in a WAV file you export is not reliant on your computer sound card"
And this is due the design and concept of Caustic, I am right?

 

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All I mean is that Caustic

All I mean is that Caustic processes your sound internally, the external output devices don't affect it at all. Caustic doesn't care what your soundcard is.

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Absolutely got it now, thanks

Absolutely got it now, thanks for your responses JHSound!