Any PC Express Card Audio Interfaces yet?

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Any PC Express Card Audio Interfaces yet?

Post by Soarer » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:55 am

Most new laptops come with PC Express card slots instead of the old PCMCIA slots. So there must be a few Audio Interfaces on the way.
Anyone heard of any cards?

RME told me they are working on a PC Express card version for their Multiface but it won't ship until 4th quater this year.
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Post by 3dot... » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:06 pm

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Post by Clearscreen » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:26 am

rumours that the echo indigo series will be updated to expresscard, but nothing confirmed...
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Post by iamnotcool » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:24 am

there are plenty of eSATA express 34 cards out. i think companies should make audio interfaces that work via such a protocol.
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Re: Any PC Express Card Audio Interfaces yet?

Post by Pitch Black » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:51 am

Soarer wrote:RME told me they are working on a PC Express card version for their Multiface but it won't ship until 4th quater this year.
That is very good news! I went and bought a Fireface 400 after upgrading to a Macbook Pro, and I'm not convinced that firewire is nearly as cpu-friendly as PCMCIA / Express. I'll happily go back to my Multiface when they bring out the new card.
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Post by muthafunka » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:37 am

Paddy, at which point you'll give me your 400 to keep my 800 company and we'll all be happy and home in time for lashings of ginger beer! Huzzah for Pitch Black!

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Re: Any PC Express Card Audio Interfaces yet?

Post by Soarer » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:48 am

Pitch Black wrote: That is very good news!
Yes and especially the thing about Pcmcia/Express Card being much faster than firewire and usb just sounds great.

Do you know the speed of

Pcmcia: ?

PC Express: ?
Same as pcmcia?

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Post by Pitch Black » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:07 am

Soarer wrote:
Pitch Black wrote: That is very good news!
Yes and especially the thing about Pcmcia/Express Card being much faster than firewire and usb just sounds great.

Do you know the speed of

Pcmcia: ?

PC Express: ?
Same as pcmcia?

AFAIK, its just whatever the speed of the PCI bus of the computer, which is the "mainline"... (please correct me 'puter architecture types!!) so it's as fast a pipeline in or out as you're gonna get. (?)

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