Small Soundcard for playing live

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Small Soundcard for playing live

Post by chymera » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:29 pm


I have an echo indigo pcmcia soundcard which I previously used for playing live but now my new laptop only has an express card slot... Can anyone recommend a SMALL soundcard (usb, firewire) with good sound and low latency for playing live. At the moment I have to use my Firewire 410 which is a heavy beast.

All i need is a stereo out! nothing fancy


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Post by chrysalis33rpm » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:43 pm

I just got an Apogee Duet, I am pretty happy with it. I'm using aggregate devices in OS X to get my cue out. The sound is fantastic. I'll be posting more details as I get to really put it to the test. Of course, this only is an option if you are on a Mac.

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Post by jez3122 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:15 pm

i've got 1 and can't fault it mate.... :wink:
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Post by noisyfred » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:30 pm

I got a M-audio usb transit for live gig. very small and work well...

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Post by logic_user99 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:49 pm

What about one with multiple outputs for headphone cues etc...? M-Audio Firewire Audiophile?
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Post by robbmasters » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:18 pm

Echo Audiofire2 - my personal choice
Novation Nio 2|4 - hearing good things...
OS X, Live 9, Microbook II

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Post by muthafunka » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:10 am

NI Audio Kontrol 1 2 in 4 out

Great sound, easy setup, v solid build, good features. USB2, not a twitch w/ mine so far, v. happy. This was a replacement for an Indigo DJ too btw.

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Post by reptar » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:55 am

I'm pretty happy with the Preonus Firebox, it's got more ins and outs than you need but it's still nice and small and is built out of metal so it's giggable, unlike a lot of the plastic soundcards out there. Audio quality is quite good and latency is really low.

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Post by dru » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:28 am

+1 for the Presonus Firebox.

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Post by chymera » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:26 pm

the m audio USB transit looks about right.. tiny and the bare minimum of features... thanks

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