OK, no one argue that FM is good BUT the cost and complexity to record doe FM is quite high. It look like that it might not be more simple – to turn your tuner, to turn your A/D, to tune your DAW and to record whatever you wish. Well, l it is surprisingly not so simple in reality and whoever did regular FM recording know what I mean.
In know that there are tons of PCI TV cards and some of them have FM capacity. I was wondering how good they might be? Sure the 2” by 2” like PCI tuner might have difficult time to fight with analog monster tune with LC filtration with 6 IM stages and 6 limiters stages but did anybody actually tried it?
OK, if the signal is strong and the station if a nice reception environment then pretend a picture. I feed the FM PCI cards card’s form my large directional antenna. The little care read the modulation, decodes it and output right to my local Lynx mixer a 24bit stream. Would it be absolutely coolest this to have? Sure, we do not know how good the card tuner would be and how good the onboard A/D would be… but it is 21 century, right? In addition take a look how much get removed in this configuration from the signal path? I think it is worth to try, not to mention that those cards cost practically nothing… I think it should be some “old” card that did not have TV on them and were only FM…
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