What is the best internal soundcard to use with live?

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madeintrance
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What is the best internal soundcard to use with live?

Post by madeintrance » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:02 am

Can anybody help please?
Or is it the best solution to use an external?
Many thanks
James

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Re: What is the best internal soundcard to use with live?

Post by Da hand » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:11 am

I am assuming you are asking this regarding a desktop and not a laptop, right?

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Re: What is the best internal soundcard to use with live?

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:53 am

internal is probably better. I use external and get very low latency with an Edirol UA101 I bought over 5 years ago for ~$300 IIRC. with external the CPU talks to the USB/firewire port via the PCI bus. with internal the card sits right on the PCI bus so there's one less step of messaging.

I might say the computer's specs matter more, internal vs external is a moot point. that extra step of talking over USB is going to be less than a sample time anyway.

RME are considered Quality sound cards.

what are your computer specs? if it's a good machine it doesn't matter much. shop for the number of inputs and outputs and quality of the mic/instrument pre-amp.
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Re: What is the best internal soundcard to use with live?

Post by mrobare » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:40 am

http://www.echoaudio.com/

has some pci cards

i have Echo MiaMIDI
2 in and 2 out + midi i/o
i have not had any problems with it



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