hey songcarver, thanks for the information! the tascam does indeed seem a winner from my research and fro your reply. latency as low as a ms makes me drool. i switched over to mac back in march with my ibook 600 and then recently purchased the new emac (a studio disguised as a family computer...clever me!). so far i really have been impressed with osX stability and apps like itunes and iphoto, and especially imovie, since i have a mini dv cam. audio has been a nightmare! i started my switch with a jump to os9.2 and that was a uge mistake. if u are a windows user for MANY years, os9.2 is confusing as hell...at first. then i went to osX coz of LIVE and now reason 2.0 is so cool...i just CANNOT seem to get hold of an audio interface that doesnt drive me FRIGGIN NUTS!!!
this morning i hooked up my edirol ua-3, just to see if it would work after many failed attempts with reason 2.0, and it worked FLAWLESSLY.....for about three minutes...cut off...bang...no sound. then it wouldnt work in LIVE, then it would work in LIVE after restarting the software....ARGH
i have also tried the iMic, the edirol ua-5, and the m-audio duo, on BOTH machines, and i have NEVER gotten any sort of reliable audio dependability! always pops and cuts in both recordings AND playback. it is a nightmare having a system that u can't trust, especially since my windows celeron systems were sampling better!
thanks for all your help. sorry to rant and rave...
i think that i'll save up the dough for the tascam. i probably will only need the us224, but i am sure that it works as well as it's big brother. think so?