Ok we have a Studio Projects VTB-1 and a Delta 1010LT and from my inlaws for Christmas I got a Audio Technica AT3035 (they let me have it a month early!).
Calgary said:1. Soundcard for $200 with top notch D/A converters and a variety of other fantastic features. I've used this card extensively and can verify firsthand that the sound quality is excellent.
Once those caps are bypassed, the 1212M is one of the fastest-sounding DAC's I've ever heard
Bruce Swedien himself identified the sm7 as his vocal mic of choice for Jackson on the thriller album in a Mix article. Do a search on rec.pro.audio, Harvey Gerst and Scott Dorsey among others all claim that the the sm7 was used for Jackson's voice.
So let's see here, which has more validity...Swedien, Gerst, and countless knowledgable others...or the shure website.
Calgary said:The Emu1212m is the best quality card under $200 as far as I'm concerned.