Hello Everyone,

I have a question for you hardware experts. I'm a home amature composer (nothing professional). I'm thinking about upgrading my machine and am trying to decide if I should finally go for an Audiophile card or just stick with my Creative XFi card.

I don't have any control boards or hardware to plug in (other than a USB midi keyboard). I usually hand input notes into a notator (sibelius) or sequencer (SONAR).

I keep hearing the Audiophile's are great cards (and I'm sure they are) with ulta-low latency.

My question... would this effect me with my current setup? Does Latency come into play if you're not using any external hardware?

Would there be a difference in the quality of the sound being recorded?

I know next to nothing about soundcards and how they effect the recording/mixing/mastering process.