I need your help here and hopefully someone will have had a similar experience in the past. Basically i'm wanting to record an audio feed from my microphone - the problem being that when i'm running skype my sound card instantly becomes 'locked' so that no other applications can use it.
So i'm not sure whether the problem is a software issue or if it's that i can't run what i want with the hardware i've got which is a Creative Audigy 2 ZS (i'm running it on win2k). The question i need answered is, if i buy a second sound card do you think that i'll be able to assign the other applications (for recording the audio in from the mic) to that new sound card whilst being able to still use skype for a simultaneous conversation?
If hardware is the answer which card should i get? Do i go for a cheap one as this won't be doing much, or head for a more reliable solution? External USB and PCI cards only i'm afraid.
Thanks for the help in advance!