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Old 12-02-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
BlessedOne72
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Default USB / Firewire - Audio-interface under 100$

THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON AVID / AUDIO - FORUMS .
SO AAX and RTAS SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH ... AU and VST (:

(3rd Party) USB Audio-Interface, that totally outperforms the rest

Okay ... ;

Here's the case ...

I've used about five brands / models of USB or Firewire audio-interfaces,
none of which seemed to work to the max .

I've had RME's, M-Audio, Focusrite, Avid, Tascam, Zoom, etc .

Now ... all I want is just a interface with 1 x Mic In + 1 x Guitar / Line In ...

What I don't need is MIDI-in / out and Samplerates higher, than 44100Khz .

The most crucial point is "near" ZLM-through RTAS / AAX - Insert FX / Plugins .

My main DAW is a Rhino I know ...
(a 2009 Macbook though it's been upgraded with 2 extra GBs of RAM and a dedicated Samsung SSD Pro 128GB Audio-Drive .) .

I play my guitar through software amp simulators (IK Multimedia AmpliTube) and I also tend to monitor my vocals through a software compressor and a reverb .

NOW WHERE's THE BOTTLE-NECK !!! ;

AM I OUT OF CPU / PROCESSING POWER when I have clitching 'n' crackling audio even with only a few simultaenous VST or AU - Plugins ... I can cope with 3ms of latency, but higher than that ...
it starts to affect my performance .

Could it be any of a increase in performance, if I'd DOUBLE the 4GBs of RAM on my Macbook to 8GBs ?

just sent a TASCAM US-122mkii back to the retailer, because it was not working at all with
Avid Pro Tools 11 (obviously which is the other DAW, I am making music with ... ) .


now ... ;
is there any reasonable alternatives at all under 100$

Regards,
zERGEi W
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