latency with usb 1.1 soundcards

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by horse, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
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    May 31, 2003
    yeah, obscure, i know. but has anyone noticed latencies with external usb-soundcards (2.0 or, better, 1.1)? i dont even know how to measure this, the only way i know my latency is by looking into ableton live...

    question is whether to buy a firewire or usb external device.

    tia horse
     
  2. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Dec 2, 2003
    I don't understand the question.

    Why not get a $10 PCI soundcard?
     
  3. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
    Orderite

    May 31, 2003
    interim solution before some real audio card becomes available with dsp processing. right now, i produce with an onboard sound"card" on my home computer, and the inherent latency of 300+ msec make realtime playing and controlling a bitch. anyway, i bought some cheap-ass usb-card (some audigy thing with quite a lot of jacks). even if it has 25 msec+ latency, it would still beat the shit out of my emulated "sound""card"

    edit: no pci slots available