I am building a hybrid Mac/PC studio with the PC dedicated to GS160. I\'ve done some recording but this is my first attempt at actually building a studio of my own.
I am looking to use an M-Audio card, but am unsure which would be best.
I plan on purchasing a MOTU 828 and a MOTU Express XT USB. I also have a Midiman 4x4 USB Controller. I would like to link all of this into Digital Performer on my Mac.
Would this be a correct setup and signal flow? I am a little confused.
MOTU828 links both computers via S/PDIF. This would grab the audio output from GS, right?
Express XT connects to Mac via USB. How many outs to Midiman 4x4? 4x4 connects via USB to PC. Is this reasonable instead of buying a card with onboard ports? Latency issues?
This would lead me to believe that an M Audio DiO 2448 would be all I need. Do I need any features beyond S/PDIF ability?