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Re: Low Lantecy Soundcard for Laptop Gig

On 28 jul 2007, at 14.28, Sean Mormelo wrote:

> I need a good soundcard so I can use my laptop running LIVE with  
> Clips to play with and use Mobius to loop over etc. I've got a  
> Macbook Pro but will use Live in Windows and I'd like the sound  
> card to have at least 4 outs. Any suggestions? Looking for somethig  
> solid with low latency. Thanks!
> Sean Mormelo

Hi Sean,

I have a RME FireFace 400 that works well under both OS X and Windows  
XP. This unit offers the best mic pre amps within that price range.  
Its big brother, the FireFace 800, has actually not that good built- 
in mic pre amps, but better AD convertors. That's because that  
product target a more pro oriented user type that typically has  
dedicated external mic pre amp that offers even better fidelity for  
analog input. I also have an Echo AudioFire2 that is about the  
cheapest you can go without buying crap. This also sounds good but  
doesn't offer good mic pre amps. I use mine for digital input. I can  
verify that it runs well with OS X but I have not used it with  
Windows (might be good there as well). I have another, older PCMCIA  
card from Echo, the Indigo i/o, but I would not like to recommend it  
because it doesn't sound as good as the other two (you said you need  
"a good soundcard" ;-)

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
www.looproom.com (international)