Latency question for firewire users

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I'm going to get an M-Audio Firewire 410 for my laptop, and would like
to know if it will solve my desktop issues as well, which is needing
more outputs for my mixer, so I can adjust different channels in the
mixer temporarily without having to alter them in Sonar. I know the FW
410 will give me the outputs; what I don't know is what kind of latency
it gets. On my laptop any change will be an improvement, but on my
desktop, will using the 410 mean I have to raise the latency?
So I'd like to hear from firewire users, particularly if you have the FW
410, and use Sonar.
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  1. Archived from groups: rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    "Phoenix" <gtr_phoenix@killerrabbit.verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:Mt6ge.584$1f5.340@trndny01...
    > I'm going to get an M-Audio Firewire 410 for my laptop, and would like
    > to know if it will solve my desktop issues as well, which is needing
    > more outputs for my mixer, so I can adjust different channels in the
    > mixer temporarily without having to alter them in Sonar. I know the FW
    > 410 will give me the outputs; what I don't know is what kind of latency
    > it gets. On my laptop any change will be an improvement, but on my
    > desktop, will using the 410 mean I have to raise the latency?
    > So I'd like to hear from firewire users, particularly if you have the FW
    > 410, and use Sonar.

    I don't know about the M-Audio adapter, but I have an RME Fireface and can
    use 2.x ms latency even on somewhat large projects.

    --
    http://www.bobsavage.net
  2. Archived from groups: rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    Bob Savage wrote:
    > "Phoenix" <gtr_phoenix@killerrabbit.verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:Mt6ge.584$1f5.340@trndny01...
    >
    >>I'm going to get an M-Audio Firewire 410 for my laptop, and would like
    >>to know if it will solve my desktop issues as well, which is needing
    >>more outputs for my mixer, so I can adjust different channels in the
    >>mixer temporarily without having to alter them in Sonar. I know the FW
    >>410 will give me the outputs; what I don't know is what kind of latency
    >> it gets. On my laptop any change will be an improvement, but on my
    >>desktop, will using the 410 mean I have to raise the latency?
    >>So I'd like to hear from firewire users, particularly if you have the FW
    >>410, and use Sonar.
    >
    >
    > I don't know about the M-Audio adapter, but I have an RME Fireface and can
    > use 2.x ms latency even on somewhat large projects.
    >
    Is that WDM or ASIO?
  3. Archived from groups: rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    "Phoenix" <gtr_phoenix@killerrabbit.verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:hZ6ge.589$1f5.580@trndny01...
    > Is that WDM or ASIO?

    ASIO. I haven't done much/any testing with WDM.

    --
    http://www.bobsavage.net
  4. Archived from groups: rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    Uzytkownik "Phoenix" <gtr_phoenix@killerrabbit.verizon.net> napisal w
    wiadomosci news:Mt6ge.584$1f5.340@trndny01...
    > I'm going to get an M-Audio Firewire 410 for my laptop, and would like
    > to know if it will solve my desktop issues as well, which is needing
    > more outputs for my mixer, so I can adjust different channels in the
    > mixer temporarily without having to alter them in Sonar. I know the FW
    > 410 will give me the outputs; what I don't know is what kind of latency
    > it gets. On my laptop any change will be an improvement, but on my
    > desktop, will using the 410 mean I have to raise the latency?
    > So I'd like to hear from firewire users, particularly if you have the FW
    > 410, and use Sonar.

    * As low as on M-Audio delta (PCI) on Mackie Onyx. Can be set (and its
    working excellent)
    even lower.

    kisses
  5. Archived from groups: rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    hefalump wrote:
    > Uzytkownik "Phoenix" <gtr_phoenix@killerrabbit.verizon.net> napisal w
    > wiadomosci news:Mt6ge.584$1f5.340@trndny01...
    >
    >>I'm going to get an M-Audio Firewire 410 for my laptop, and would like
    >>to know if it will solve my desktop issues as well, which is needing
    >>more outputs for my mixer, so I can adjust different channels in the
    >>mixer temporarily without having to alter them in Sonar. I know the FW
    >>410 will give me the outputs; what I don't know is what kind of latency
    >> it gets. On my laptop any change will be an improvement, but on my
    >>desktop, will using the 410 mean I have to raise the latency?
    >>So I'd like to hear from firewire users, particularly if you have the FW
    >>410, and use Sonar.
    >
    >
    > * As low as on M-Audio delta (PCI) on Mackie Onyx. Can be set (and its
    > working excellent)
    > even lower.
    >
    > kisses
    >
    >
    Thankz, Hef. M-Audio informs me that I can sync it to my Audiophile
    2496 via S/PDIF, so it should do the job, if I understand them correctly.
  6. Archived from groups: cakewalk.audio,rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    Phoenix wrote:
    > I'm going to get an M-Audio Firewire 410 for my laptop, and would like
    > to know if it will solve my desktop issues as well, which is needing
    > more outputs for my mixer, so I can adjust different channels in the
    > mixer temporarily without having to alter them in Sonar. I know the FW
    > 410 will give me the outputs; what I don't know is what kind of latency
    > it gets. On my laptop any change will be an improvement, but on my
    > desktop, will using the 410 mean I have to raise the latency?
    > So I'd like to hear from firewire users, particularly if you have the FW
    > 410, and use Sonar.

    MOTU 828mkII, not FW410... but I'm reliable @ sub 5.8ms latency with it
    on my desktop DAW. Works pretty good on the laptop too, but I never
    stress it then because I'm not using any effects.
  7. Archived from groups: cakewalk.audio,rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    >
    > MOTU 828mkII, not FW410... but I'm reliable @ sub 5.8ms latency with it
    > on my desktop DAW. Works pretty good on the laptop too, but I never
    > stress it then because I'm not using any effects.

    .... on Sonar 4.02, both machines.
  8. Archived from groups: cakewalk.audio,rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    I'm doing a live recording where I'm mixing FOH as well (with SONAR).
    I'm using two 828mkII units with Input Monitoring so I can EQ and compress a
    little.

    My system (Dell Inspiron 5100 2.4Ghz) wasn't able to handle the task of
    monitor sends so they are sent via QueMix and routed to a pre amp with EQ.

    14 tracks, one main. latency around 4ms. CPU sits around 30%.

    Steven

    "Vinny" <yourself@nowhere.cc> wrote in message
    news:SBNge.1722$Y81.1477@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    > Phoenix wrote:
    >> I'm going to get an M-Audio Firewire 410 for my laptop, and would like to
    >> know if it will solve my desktop issues as well, which is needing more
    >> outputs for my mixer, so I can adjust different channels in the mixer
    >> temporarily without having to alter them in Sonar. I know the FW 410
    >> will give me the outputs; what I don't know is what kind of latency it
    >> gets. On my laptop any change will be an improvement, but on my desktop,
    >> will using the 410 mean I have to raise the latency?
    >> So I'd like to hear from firewire users, particularly if you have the FW
    >> 410, and use Sonar.
    >
    > MOTU 828mkII, not FW410... but I'm reliable @ sub 5.8ms latency with it on
    > my desktop DAW. Works pretty good on the laptop too, but I never stress
    > it then because I'm not using any effects.
  9. Archived from groups: cakewalk.audio,rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    Steven Bell wrote:
    > I'm doing a live recording where I'm mixing FOH as well (with SONAR).
    > I'm using two 828mkII units with Input Monitoring so I can EQ and compress a
    > little.
    >
    > My system (Dell Inspiron 5100 2.4Ghz) wasn't able to handle the task of
    > monitor sends so they are sent via QueMix and routed to a pre amp with EQ.
    >
    > 14 tracks, one main. latency around 4ms. CPU sits around 30%.
    >
    > Steven
    >
    > "Vinny" <yourself@nowhere.cc> wrote in message
    > news:SBNge.1722$Y81.1477@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    >
    >>Phoenix wrote:
    >>
    >>>I'm going to get an M-Audio Firewire 410 for my laptop, and would like to
    >>>know if it will solve my desktop issues as well, which is needing more
    >>>outputs for my mixer, so I can adjust different channels in the mixer
    >>>temporarily without having to alter them in Sonar. I know the FW 410
    >>>will give me the outputs; what I don't know is what kind of latency it
    >>>gets. On my laptop any change will be an improvement, but on my desktop,
    >>>will using the 410 mean I have to raise the latency?
    >>>So I'd like to hear from firewire users, particularly if you have the FW
    >>>410, and use Sonar.
    >>
    >>MOTU 828mkII, not FW410... but I'm reliable @ sub 5.8ms latency with it on
    >>my desktop DAW. Works pretty good on the laptop too, but I never stress
    >>it then because I'm not using any effects.
    >
    >
    >
    OK, that answers that question. Thanks, guys. Now I just have to sort
    out whether the FW 410 will be reliable. The Guitar Center guy rattled
    me when he told me recently people have been returning them.
  10. Archived from groups: cakewalk.audio,rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    A lot of people returned them at first. Their drivers were not ready for
    prime time.
    I haven't heard anything lately.

    Steven
    > OK, that answers that question. Thanks, guys. Now I just have to sort
    > out whether the FW 410 will be reliable. The Guitar Center guy rattled me
    > when he told me recently people have been returning them.
  11. Archived from groups: cakewalk.audio,rec.audio.pro (More info?)

    Steven Bell wrote:
    > A lot of people returned them at first. Their drivers were not ready for
    > prime time.
    > I haven't heard anything lately.
    >
    > Steven
    >
    >>OK, that answers that question. Thanks, guys. Now I just have to sort
    >>out whether the FW 410 will be reliable. The Guitar Center guy rattled me
    >>when he told me recently people have been returning them.
    >
    >
    >
    Thanks, Steven. That jibes with the reviews I read on Musicians'
    Friend's site. The few negative reviews there were fairly early on. I
    guess the GC guys wouldn't have known just when the units came back. I
    am hoping the 410 will work because it would be the most cost-effective
    and versatile solution.
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