Soundcards, often called audio interfaces when connected via USB or Firewire are the gatekeepers that moving audio in and out of our computers.This makes the sound card one of the most important components in the modern studio and a piece of equipment where audio quality is vital.
Recently we've been loving the Rightmark Audio Analyzer. This free tool comprehensively tests your PC audio system presenting graphs of frequency response, noise level, dynamic range and so much more. After running it on one of the office machines with built-in audio we really saw why it is worth investing in a professional audio card. Try this one, it's an eye opener and if you suddenly feel the need for an improved audio card give us a call.