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Re: Low Lantecy Soundcard for Laptop Gig

I would second the recommendation for the Fireface 400. Allaround good 
choice for preamps and IO route.


----- Original Message ----- 

> 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 
>> will use Live in Windows and I'd like the sound  card to have at least 
>> 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  
> 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 
> pro oriented user type that typically has  dedicated external mic pre 
> 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 
> 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, 
> PCMCIA  card from Echo, the Indigo i/o, but I would not like to 
> 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)