I was interested in a sound card capable of good audio playback and recording, and was recommended a Xonar Essence STX. It turned out that while the Essence has a great sound quality, the recording quality of it is more than insufficient, especially for a 180$ item (something that I unfortunately found out only later to be a pervasive issue for users on various forums, I should've asked for advice here first I suppose)
Whenever I'm recording stuff, I'm getting considerable interference from my graphics card (Gigabyte Nvidia 560 Ti).
I assume this is due to the microphone jack not being covered by the EMI shield of the soundcard, my question is, should I try to put at trashy improvised tinfoil "EMI shield" over the part myself, and will that improve things, or should I get an external recording device and record my stuff there? If yes, which one would you recommend? (I'd prefer one I could directly plug in via USB and edit my stuff instantly)
Sorry for the newbie question, but you gotta start somewhere.
Additional info: my microphone is a AKG D5, and my mic-preamp an Art Tube MP Studio V3
Edited by sparksybrush - 10/14/13 at 9:28pm