Recommendation for Win 7 x64 Sound card ?

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pluggy
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Recommendation for Win 7 x64 Sound card ?

Post by pluggy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:33 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for a internal sound card or external sound interface with the following features:

- Runs stable with Live 8 on Windows 7 x64
- Latency <=10 ms
- Has input suitable for a Guitar and a Microphone (not necessarily at the same time)
- Price <= 130 EUR

I've already tried the following (with little success):

- Tascam 144 (crappy driver, causing 20% cpu load while computer is idle due to interrupt conflicts)
- M-Audio Fast Track USB (loud high-pitched buzzing noise when playing any sound if I connect my active speakers to it. Crappy hardware?)
- Tascam Fireone (great interface, but is not supported in Windows 7 x64 at all)

So this is getting quite frustrating.

For my next attempt I was thinking about an infrasonic quartet or an ESI Juli. Has anyone tried using those with Live 8 on Win 7 x64?

Or does anyone have any better recommendations?

Thanks,

Adrian

fl0w
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Re: Recommendation for Win 7 x64 Sound card ?

Post by fl0w » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:44 pm

NI AK1

pluggy
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Re: Recommendation for Win 7 x64 Sound card ?

Post by pluggy » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:38 am

fl0w wrote:NI AK1
Looks like a nice interface, but way over my budget.

electronicfakir
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Re: Recommendation for Win 7 x64 Sound card ?

Post by electronicfakir » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:27 pm

whats ur budget?

I have used focusrite saffire pro 24 and MOTU ultralite mk3 hybrid; and they work perfectly..

dentaku
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Re: Recommendation for Win 7 x64 Sound card ?

Post by dentaku » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:36 pm

I've had good luck with my old Echo Mia MIDI card. It doesn't have the features you want but Echo makes other fancier devices with lots more inputs and outputs. Most importantly they keep updating their drivers even for old hardware and supported Win7 64bit from the start.
Custom built quiet Intel E6700 based PC, Echo Mia MIDI, Win7 64bit, Akai MPK49, Akai LPD8, Korg nanoKONTROL (which I don't realy use anymore), Ableton Live, Reason

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