Back in September, I purchased a new 64-bit PC with Windows 7. There was a bunch of stuff I had to upgrade, including my sound card. I've been a fan of Turtle Beach for many years, so I bought their latest card, which is the Montego DDL. Came to find out after the fact that TB no longer supports ASIO in their sound cards, so I have two questions:
1. My two choices with the TB Montego are DirectSound and MME. What's the difference, and which choice would be best for running the ARIA player?
2. Latency is not an issue for me, since I compose in a notation program first, then export my music to a sequencer for further performance editing. However, if I build a full orchestra with GPO 4 and I get more snap, crackle, and pop than a Kellogg's factory in full swing even at the highest latency setting, I'll have to assume that my sound card is simply not up to the task. In that case, I'm wondering if someone could recommend a good ASIO sound card that won't cost me an arm, a leg, and a few other body parts I'm rather attached to. By the way, my motherboard has 2 PCI slots and 4 PCIe slots, so I could go either way there.