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Old 18-01-09, 08:29 PM
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Lowest latency sound card?

Hey!

I'm looking for a sound card with as low latency as possible.

Could you reccomend me one without going over £70?

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Old 18-01-09, 08:33 PM
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low latency???? why??? how can you tell???
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Old 18-01-09, 08:35 PM
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low latency???? why??? how can you tell???
I have to confess I'm intrigued. Didn't even realise soundcards had latency measurements.

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Old 18-01-09, 08:36 PM
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I need a card that has drivers that have buffer latency that are really low for DAW use, for example 5ms or less.
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Old 18-01-09, 08:43 PM
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If you need it for DAW then surely you need to get some pro hardware?

Even this thing doesn't mention latency though.

Still confused so I'll bow out and leave it to an expert.
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Old 18-01-09, 08:47 PM
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I'm no expert, so it's probably me who's got it wrong. I just saw a video on YouTube saying use the lowest Buffer Latency possible on the ASIO driver settings - I can see why, becuase the MIDI-USB interface I have has about a 2 second delay. I am getting a new interface with higher latency but I still thought it had something to do with the soundcard, becuase of the video.

I might be wrong.
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Old 18-01-09, 08:51 PM
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Ahhh. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

There is a reason most semi-pro setups are firewire. So if you're serious I'd go with the Alesis I linked to. Only a ton more than a X-FI, but infinitely superior for audio work.
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Old 18-01-09, 08:59 PM
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Info here

Sounds like lowering the lowering the buffer sample size will reduce latency
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Old 18-01-09, 09:02 PM
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Ive never heard of low latency sound cards either..

I certianly havent noticed mine having a latency... when I fire, I generally hear a gunshot :S
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Old 18-01-09, 09:16 PM
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Sounds like lowering the lowering the buffer sample size will reduce latency
Although they also say

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"Just because you have a P3 833 or faster doesn't mean your video card or other high CPU intensive cards aren't slowing the system down."
So it depends how old that article is. I can't imagine modern cards aren't better than the AWE64s or similar of the P3 era.
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