I'm considering buying a GSIF-soundcard very shortly to be able to buy&use GS3 reasonably.. (can't imagine that it'd really be enjoyable with my SB!Live Platinum )
Now, what sticks out for myself is the Firewire 410 mainly due to its portability, its wealth of connectors and because I won't need a analog mixer since there's already a volume knob on the device.
Well, I've seen that that device doesn't support GSIF2 as yet. As well there are voices who claim that firewire cards stuck with bring a lot higher latency than PCI cards. Imagineable.
Unfortunately, I don't have the barest idea to what extent that is... I've once read a value of 5ms, put how noticeable is that *practically*? I'm used to play a grand piano for nearly fifteen years, is it still possible to play classical music with such a device? (e.g. a piano concerto with hi-quality piano samples... I don't want to replace my grand with my DAW but I consider going towards composing so it'd be nice if that works)
What is worse? The lack of GSIF2 or its external nature?
Or won't it a problem at all?
Thanks in advance,
ps: my sys is AMD-3GHz / 1GB / dedicated 200GB SATA / PCI Firewire card, I think that shouldn't be a problem..