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Mark Stebbeds
01-12-2009, 10:11 AM
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Bob L
01-12-2009, 10:31 AM
The RME has definitely been the best performance and stability, in my 16 years of experience dealing with this stuff.

We mentioned in other threads the concerns with the firewire boxes for live use... the small 4 pin plugs are very flimsy and can cause serious dropouts and driver dissapearance if they are bumped... the 6 pin firewire is a better option.

I still suggest the RME cards or Sydek cards... if he does decide to go SAC... he gets sooooo much for the money spent compared to digital console options that it should be a no brainer to spend a little extra on a better soundcard... the performance and stability prove to be most important.

Bob L

DominicPerry
01-12-2009, 12:34 PM
Mark,

I don't wish to be negative, but I don't think you will find a USB interface to do this. I haven't, and I've tried a few. Generally, very hard to get either relieable or low latency with USB. Firewire is better if you are having to use a non-cardbus approach. Is a laptop essential here - what about a small desktop or m-ATX MoBo? It makes getting a cheap RME card a viable option.

Dominic