Two issues to keep in mind:
1. Nemesys recommend PCI cards over USB because of \'speed\' issues.
2. Few laptops have the ideal hard disk access and transfer speeds which Gigasampler wants (7200rpm, 9.5ms or better access etc.,)
A: Notebook\\laptop computers are generally not recommended for running the GigaSampler. They tend to perform
slower than their desktop counterparts of the same advertised speed. The miniaturization plays a part in slowing
things down. Due to lack of readily available PCMCIA soundcards, the audio output on laptop computers doesn’t
compare either. The power management will also cause major problems.
If you have a docking station and PCI slot, maybe you can use a direct sound compatible soundcard like the Creative SB Live - I keep reading posts from people who are having success using it, even though Nemesys say it\'s a system hog.
Have a close look at the Wamibox from Egosys.
They make a very good Multichannel GSIF compatible unit called the Wamirack also - so they know how to get their latency down.
Note the comment about it on the Seer page I referred to before.
Egosys sell direct as well apparently. http://egosys.net/eng/egosys.html
The docking stations seem like an ideal solution for reliable portable use. The cards from Egosys and Digigram will hopefully be compatible before too long if not already for standard laptop use. PCMCIA and usb may work but there could be some latency issues with them.
We\'ll keep you all informed on what we learn.