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    Advice on sound cards..

    Hi,

    could anyone tell me which product would be best in terms of low latency and musical performance (M-audio's audiophile 192 pci card)
    or (M-audio's fast-track pro audio interface) and which is better to have an "internal" pci card or an "external" audio interface. I'm a solo musician working with one midi device, VST plugins, and a sequencer, but am in need of a pro-audio card, "any tips"..

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    Musicmad

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    Re: Advice on sound cards..

    I have prefered PCI cards as they seem to get the lowest latency. A firewire or USB interface can be dual purpose (fixed and portable) ; ie attached to your desktop computer and then fairly easily unhooked and taken out and about with your laptop. That can be a big advantage if you do remote recording since you would not have to buy two audio set-ups. I do not record mobile so that was not an issue for me and so I stick with a PCI card. I currently have an Emu 1616M and am very happy with it. I can get 2-3 ms latency. The M version has very nice AD converters and the input and output routing is very flexible for my set-up and work habits.
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    Little Red King
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    Re: Advice on sound cards..

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Red King
    I have prefered PCI cards as they seem to get the lowest latency. A firewire or USB interface can be dual purpose (fixed and portable) ; ie attached to your desktop computer and then fairly easily unhooked and taken out and about with your laptop. That can be a big advantage if you do remote recording since you would not have to buy two audio set-ups. I do not record mobile so that was not an issue for me and so I stick with a PCI card. I currently have an Emu 1616M and am very happy with it. I can get 2-3 ms latency. The M version has very nice AD converters and the input and output routing is very flexible for my set-up and work habits.
    Thanks little red king,

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    Musicmad

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