Just ordered a new HP 490t PC with an i7 980x processor. It has me thinking about whether or not FireWire is the best way to be doing audio.
I currently have a ProFire 2626 that I use with my 4-core Q6600 machine. I find that I have to use 512 sample or higher latency on my current PC on a well-loaded project. I am thinking some of that is related to the fact that it’s an external FireWire interface. I’m wondering if there is a proven winner for low latency multichannel recording.
Perhaps a PCI-e card?
I really only need 2ch in/out and one MIDI input for my day to day work. If need be I could buy an external mic preamp.
Looking for something that’s rock solid in Cubase x64.