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I'm going to invest some money in getting a sound card / audio interface that let's me use many channels (beyond the 2 that I'm getting from my default laptop sound card).
My requirements are as follows:
-I'd like to get at least 8 channels, but more would be good; i need to get independent channels that I can amplify and feed to speakers with a great deal of control in real time synthesis
-Latency is a concern: it has to be very low, and synchrony between channels very accurate
-PD runs in a fast laptop with windows xp. Connections: Firewire, USB2, PCMCIA expresscard.
Could you recommend an audio interface that could work for me?
If this has already been discussed in the forum, please do point me to those discussions, as I haven't been able to find them.
I missed mentioning my budget: below 800€
Portability is also important to an extent.
Another limitation can be that my firewire port is 4 pin.
I was considering getting an Edirol FA-101. Will this give me 10 independent channels in PD? I think that I need a 6-pin port for this: is using a firewire-to-PCMCIA adapter a solution that would work? If not, would Edirol UA-101 be just as good an option?
Should I consider something different entirely?
For near 0 latency with heavy load Firewire is best.
I use a MOTU Ultralite and it works great with PD.
I use a motu 896 and a presonus firebox. The motu is more stable i should say. I run them (not together) from a pcmcia firewire card, because the 4 pin on my laptop was so dodgy that the slightest touch to the cable caused a lost connection. However, latency is an issue on winxp, or at least for me. i don't seem to be able to get below 30ms without things starting to crackle...
Last edited by domien (2009-12-10 18:00:52)
Echo audio makes great stuff at good prices, especially if it is used. PCMCIA or PCI devices too.