I think you are fine with what you have, Rick, if it works with your new laptop and has a latency that is acceptable to your own ears....all this talk on the list about the ideal audio interface is great, but then we have folks still creating nice CDs and recordings on inexpensive audio interfaces. Heck...I did all of my prior laptop CDs with the IO Indigo with only two mini plugs...no fancy mic preamps, preamp, digital io, etc. They didn't sound like crap, right? This thread of us recommending expensive audio interfaces but going back to our basic setups, reminds me of a quote from Kierkegaard: "A thinker erects an immense building, a system, a system which embraces the whole of existence and world-history, etc - and if we contemplate his personal life, we discover to our astonishment this terrible and ludicrous fact, that he himself personally does not live in this immense high-vaulted palace, but in a barn alongside of it, or in a dog kennel, or at the most in the porter's lodge." Kris ----- Original Message ----- From: "RICK WALKER" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting)" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 3:37 AM Subject: Re: Low Lantecy Soundcard for Laptop Gig > You guys keep mentioning the > RME Fireface 400 and RME Fireface 800. > > They look incredible but, man, it takes my breath away to see > what these things cost! $700 and $1200, > respectively.................argggggghhh! > > This starving artist shit sucks!!!!! > > I own an M-Audio Firewire 410. > > Is this just a worthless piece of crap in terms of looping live with a > laptop setup? > > And, damn, I just heard that Creative Labs has just ended EMU for good. > That means they'll probably blow some of their audio breakout boxes > for really cheap I imagine. > > Are any of those going to be decent for use with a MacBook or MaBook Pro > as everyone seems to be in consensus about (except for Qua.........all > kudos, my friend)? > > Any other alternatives besides the really pricey soundcards?