[LAU] question related output level and sound card

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Date: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 4:22 pm

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Hello, list.

Last time I had a gig in a club where the sound system was really huge, and
I noticed that my signal wasn't loud enough.

I was using just headphone jack out from my laptop, and it hasn't been a
problem...I did plenty of gigs like that and it worked out pretty well. but
with this huge system, my max output didn't even hit the half of level
meter on the main mixer....as I'm obsessed with being loud, I was ashamed
and I need a solution.

I've been told that if I use a dedicated sound card, my output signal can
boost significantly.

is it true?
although it sounds like it makes sense, I doubt it a little bit because I
don't see any output pre-amps...etc. on the sound cards spec. (for inputs,
yes. but what matters for me is the level of output)

BUT if it's true,

what card you recommend to me?
my conditions are:

1. of course, my purpose is to boost my output signal, it has to satisfy
that first of all.
2. my budget is around 100-150 euro, but if needed, I can go a big higher.
3. I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, on lenovo ideapad Y500. I'm not the kind of guy who
can trouble shoot very well, hacking firmwares or whatever. so plug and
play, 'work out of box' kinda card will be great.
4. I do not have firewire port on my laptop, so it must be USB.
5. I don't know if it's true or not, but I've been told also that some
cards output more 'warmer' sounds. I want to prevent that. I want my output
LOUD but NOT warm.

so far, I found this:
http://www.thomann.de/pl/akai_eie_pro.htm

it looks like it will boost some signal. well, it 'looks' like. some of you
guys have this one? some reviews maybe?

also I've been told that the use of little table top compressor can help,
like this one:
http://www.thomann.de/pl/fmr_audio_rnc_1773.htm

if it's the case, maybe I won't need a soundcard. or do I need both? or do
you know some usb sound card that can combine the both??

thank you for all your thoughts and advices.

best,

jae

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Jae Ho YOUN

http://jaehoyoun.com
http://advancedsituation.com/

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Hello, list.Last time I had a gig in a club where=
the sound system was really huge, and I noticed that my signal wasn't =
loud enough.

I was using just headphone jack out from my laptop, and it hasn&#=
39;t been a problem...I did plenty of gigs like that and it worked out pret=
ty well. but with this huge system, my max output didn't even hit the h=
alf of level meter on the main mixer....as I'm obsessed with being loud=
, I was ashamed and I need a solution.

I've been told that if I use a dedicated sound card, my output sign=
al can boost significantly.is it true?although it s=
ounds like it makes sense, I doubt it a little bit because I don't see =
any output pre-amps...etc. on the sound cards spec. (for inputs, yes. but w=
hat matters for me is the level of output)

BUT if it's true,what card you recommend to me?=
my conditions are:1. of course, my purpose is to bo=
ost my output signal, it has to satisfy that first of all.2. my b=
udget is around 100-150 euro, but if needed, I can go a big higher.

3. I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, on lenovo ideapad Y500. I'm not the k=
ind of guy who can trouble shoot very well, hacking firmwares or whatever. =
so plug and play, 'work out of box' kinda card will be great.

4. I do not have firewire port on my laptop, so it must be USB.5. I don't know if it's true or not, but I've been tol=
d also that some cards output more 'warmer' sounds. I want to preve=
nt that. I want my output LOUD but NOT warm.

so far, I found this:http://www.thomann.de/pl/akai_eie_pro.htm=
it looks like it will boost some signal. well, it 'l=
ooks' like. some of you guys have this one? some reviews maybe?

also I've been told that the use of little ta=
ble top compressor can help, like this one:http://www.thomann.de/pl/fmr_audio_rnc_1773=
.htm

if it's the case, maybe I won't need a soundcard. or=
do I need both? or do you know some usb sound card that can combine the bo=
th??thank you for all your thoughts and advices.

best,jae-- Jae=
Ho YOUNhttp://j=
aehoyoun.com

http://advanced=
situation.com/

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[LAU] question related output level and sound card, Djého Youn, (Mon Dec 16, 4:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Dec 17, 12:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Dec 16, 5:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Dec 16, 5:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Djého Youn, (Mon Dec 16, 5:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Djého Youn, (Tue Dec 17, 8:57 am)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Dec 17, 12:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Dec 17, 10:43 am)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Robin Gareus, (Wed Dec 18, 12:46 am)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Dec 18, 2:30 am)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Djého Youn, (Tue Dec 17, 9:00 am)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Dec 16, 9:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Dec 16, 11:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Dec 16, 8:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Joe Hartley, (Mon Dec 16, 6:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Dec 16, 9:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Gene Heskett, (Mon Dec 16, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Dec 16, 11:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Dec 16, 6:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Joe Hartley, (Mon Dec 16, 6:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Dec 16, 6:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Joe Hartley, (Mon Dec 16, 6:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Dec 16, 4:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] question related output level and sound card, Clemens Ladisch, (Mon Dec 16, 4:56 pm)