External Sound cards

Hello. First time user. I am using pinnacle 9 to convert my home vhs to dvd. My internal sound card (RealTek) will not allow me to adjust bass/treble. My question is this. Would an external sound card such as a SoundBlaster be the way to go so I can adjust bass/treble settings while recording? I am running Windows XP.

Any help is appreciated.

I believe that you are referring to your ONBOARD sound. You can add an internal SoundBlaster card or Turtle Beach card for about $30.00 as long as you have a pci slot available. That should fix your problem.