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Re: AW: Low Lantecy Soundcard for Laptop Gig
damn i should have kept my multiface!
--- Jeffrey Larson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Original USB - 12 Mbps
> > USB 2.0 - 480 Mbps
> > FireWire 400 - 393.216 Mbps
> > FireWire 800 - 786.432 Mbps
> > PCMCIA (PC Card) / CardBus, Type I or Type II
> (32 bit PCMCIA) -
> We've probably beaten this horse enough already, but
> just to make sure,
> you can't predict what the latency of these devices
> will be by looking
> at their maximum bandwidth. A FireWire 800
> interface will not
> give you lower latency than a USB 2.0 interface.
> Depending on other
> it may be slightly better but it certainly won't be
> twice as fast.
> The only reason you might need FireWire 800 rather
> than 400 is if you
> are doing massive multitracking. A solo performer
> looping a single
> stereo 44.1 Kbps signal will never get anywhere near
> the bandwidth
> limit of USB 1.0 let alone Firewire 400.
> That isn't to say that all USB 1.0 interfaces work
> as well as an RME
> 400. There are other important considerations like
> how well the OS
> handles USB and firewire devices and especially how
> well the device
> drivers are written.
> USB 1.0 devices have a spotty history. They are
> generally best
> avoided though I have an M-Audio Black Box that
> works just fine at 5ms
> latency. It's a crap shoot, though certain brands
> do tend to work
> more consistently than others.
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