Since it really seems unlikely now that ESI Systems will be producing GSIF2 drivers for the product range (despite lots of requests and posts on their forum), I'm in the market for a GSIF 2 sound card.
Saw a good deal in SOS this week.
The Echo MiaMidi is on available for about £79 (pounds sterling) ... (from digitalvillage)
Anyone know of a cheaper GSIF2, multi- driver sound card ?
Can anyone comment on the MIAmidi?
The main differences I can discern between the M-Audio card and the Echo are:
- dynamic range of echo seems to be better at 110db versus 104db for the audiophile.
- the echo has multi-driver capability, meaning I can use it for GS3 and Cubase simulateously on the same PC ..... can the audiophile do this ?
- echo has 8 virtual channels .. versus
- the audiophile forces GS£ to run internally at 24bits, not 32.
but the Mia costs £80 versus £60 for the Audiophile.
It seems to me the Echo has a slightly better spec, and for £20 extra, the better value.