Sound Card Upgrade Advice

freeagent

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Since there are sooooo many top-notch producers on dis forum, I thought I'd ask for some advice on upgrading my sound-card.

I just got some M-Audio BX8 Monitors to shore up my mixing, running Cubase and Reason and a VST or two. Currently running an M-Audio Delta 440 and an Audigy for reference and to run my computer speakers (for TV, movies, etc). Feel like I want a few more features than the Delta, including (if possible):

- top notch sound (24/96 plz)
- lowest latency
- best driver support possible
- PCI interface (no USB or FireWire, tanks!)
- At least 6 in/ 6 out
- Preferably at least 2 balanced XLR ins/outs
- SPDIF each way
- One or Two Hi-Z inputs (for meh guitar and bass)
- break-out box (so's I don't have to crawl around too much behind teh desk)
- Only need 1 midi in/out/thru (not using much outboard)

Currently considering:

- ST Audio DSP3000 (or teh 2000)
- M-Audio Delta 1010
- Edirol DA2496

Any experience with these? What are you using? What did I miss?

Thanks!
 

DJ_Anomaly

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after over a year of heavy duty funkin around, I gotta recomend the aardvark-direct pro 24/96....

...complete with mic preamps, card shielding, and depending on the speed of your processor......crazy low latency (I believe i'm running at 8ms in Cubase SX right now, with a 1.8 Ghz P IV)

:slayer:


check the web at:
http://www.aardvarkaudio.com/aasd-v1/products/2496-main.html

not for the timid, though........check around online for a good price


that's just my two pesos


respect
 
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