Re: uploading music from my digital 8 track or stereo?
may as well keep it all together...
umm... new card... is there literally only RCA out on the desk or is there also digital out?
you say it's a digital recording desk so I'd be a little surprised if there wern't digital out.
anyway, the card that you want is going to depend a LOT on what you want to do with it. there are some really good, (and inexpensive) cards out there that are pretty much meant for that whole home studio setup. also what do you record? I mean are we talking guitars/vocals or also keyboards, where you might do better to add the keyboards direct through midi to your PC and do the mastering there.
anyway. on your PC you'll have mic in, (pink) and line in (blue).
your onboard card should be fine for just transferring the music to your PC, but bear in mind that you're going to get slight losses/noise with whatever you do.
as borat said use audacity as your sound program, it's free and it's good. so you can't say fairer than that really!
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