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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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The Sound Card (or Audio Interface)

Finally we get to the part that is going to make the biggest difference in the way your Cubase projects come out sounding: the sound card. When you buy a computer that’s been pre-assembled, it’s going to come with a sound card installed. Unless you bought a system that was built specifically for Cubase, the sound card in your computer is most likely a consumer-grade sound card. No matter how much an ad insists that the sound card is “top of the line,” it’s not going to be best suited for working in Cubase. Most of the time, these consumer models will work in Cubase, but they aren’t capable of producing broadcast-quality audio recordings. If your computer doesn’t have a sound card installed, it probably has ...

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