16GB RAM, core i5 desktop, two monitors
AMD Radeon HD 6800 (1GB VRAM)
Realtek HD Audio (on board)
This is a pretty simple system I built from scratch in 2006. It’s my daily driver, so I use it for email, video creation and other general business. I also use it to answer the phone.
I’m finding that Cubase steals my audio from everything else. No skype, no youtube, etc. So I can’t watch a video tutorial about Cubase on a second screen while I’m following along about Cubase on the other screen. And I can’t answer the phone from the computer.
Short of getting a sound card, are there settings that I can change so I can both play on Cubase and listen to a tut on Udemy/Youtube/etc.?
If I have to add a sound card, I’m not looking to invest a lot in this ancient rig, but I do want to learn Cubase. If I get a cheapo Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Sound Card from Amazon or a local IT non-profit, will that do the trick?