Re: cakewalk friendly interface. your weapon of choice?
I tried a Presonus Studio 192. It died the second day I had it and it was returned and I now have an MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid.
There are several complaints about the Studio 192's high latency on other forums. The self setup in the Presonus wound up with over 25 ms of input (recording) latency. I was able to manually get it down to around 6 ms but that was the best I could get.
The MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid's latency at a 64 buffer is 2.7ms input and 3.3 ms output for total roundtrip of 6.1 ms as reported by Sonar. However, the 896mk3 Hybrid would not work (had dropouts) on a USB 3.0 port but works perfect on a USB 2.0 port. This is an issue with many others according to a thread on the gearslutz forum. I recently built a new PC (see my specs below) and installed a PCIe Firewire card (with T.I. chipset) and use that with my 896mk3 Hybrid. The latency is exactly the same as USB.
A side note is the improved preamps in the MOTU. I was using a Roland Octa-Capture and always used an external mic preamp for vocals as it seemed better. With the MOTU I find I don't "need" the external mic preamp.
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Sonar Platinum 64 bit. MOTU 896MK3 Hybrid, Tranzport, X-Touch, JBL LSR308 Monitors,
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