I currently have an Echo Mia Midi in my setup, and I've had nothing but problems. Besides BSOD's my sound only comes out of one speaker, and lately I've had the octave issue where all my sounds come playing an octave lower than they should be! Echo's customer support is e-mail only and has not responded. It has been SO FRUSTRATING that I was about to go play in traffic, but then I decided maybe I should try another card before I end it all.
Basically all I use is Gigastudio, Cubase and Finale. Along with my USB keyboard. I don't do any recording. I don't need lots of ins and outs.
So please, if anybody can, HELP. What is a rock solid card for use in my setup? One that will not cause problems and allow me to focus on my MUSIC.
Oh, I'm looking to spend around $200-$400, but I'm open for anything.