I'm currently using a Sounblaster Pro Live sound card in my custom pc work station. I have been reading some of the posts on audio software/hardware here on the forums and I'm somewhat confused. I want to "upgrade" my soundcard but, I'm unclear at what is best. I know there are obviously several factors to consider such as how much I'm willing to spend, what I'm wanting my soundcard to "do" etc.
My main objective is to get a soundcard at a reasonable price to deliver the best performance possible using GPO. I've really not had any problems, other than some latency issues using GPO (because of the sound file size, multiplied by how many players I load with GPO instruments). I solved this latency issue by rendering each track of GPO instruments seperately as a .mp3 file, and reloading them into Reaper or Acid pro for "realtime" playback to listen and tweak each track individually. Although it's an "extra" step, it does help. Anwyay, my question is, should I upgrade to a better soundcard and if so, what would be your suggestion?
Intel P4 Dual core 3.43 Processor
2 Gig dual channel DDR2 Memory
512mb ATI Raedon 1750 XGE 750 mhz Video card
450 Gig SATA Hard Drive
Soundblaster Pro Live! 5.1 Surround audio card