I’m building myself a new rig primarily for gaming but I also just purchased the CI 2 and Cubase AI 5 that comes with it. I’m not planning on any kind of huge DAW, but I build mods for games such as Fallout 3, New Vegas and the soon to be released Elder Scrolls - Skyrim. So I thought I’d give Cubase a try for recording voice files for my upcoming projects. (I’ve been using Audigy and wanted something with more bells and whistles!) I am a musician however and will likely use Cubase for ambient audio tracks and foley type sound effects and what not.
My rig will consist of an i7 Sandy Bridge & most likely a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P, 8 GIG memory and I currently have a GTX 470 GPU. My extremely old Soundblaster needs to be replaced with something that will fit into my overall system. (It seems Soundblaster seems to be a curse word around here from my searches, lol. )
So, do any of you guru’s see a problem with my build in general, my overall type of use of Cubase and could also recommend a decent sound card? I don’t need tons of I/O as it’s basically only me. If it matters, I monitor through a pair of Bose 301’s on the shelves of my corner desk set up through a 200 watt JVC.
Also, one last note: I do have the CI 2 & Cubase up and running, but the Creative drivers are nowhere to be found in the Device Setup so I’m using the ASIO Direct X Full Duplex Driver. (I assumed it was because my card is so old.)
Anyway, thanks for any help and sorry for the wall-o-text.