ef37a wrote:AhA! You could be the man to tell me? What is the 204 like for latency please? Does it have decent ASIO drivers?
The OP is a visitor (hi BTW!) and I know he has expressed an interest in building tracks and this would require low latency performance.
If you use the official UMC drivers from Behringer then latency is good. You can select different settings for the latency which also affect the quality of the sound. I originally set it to "Relaxed" which had a fantastic sound but the latency was very noticeable. I could have worked with it, but it was jarring. I then tried the "Minimum latency" setting (or whatever the most extreme is called). There was no latency but it kept on missing notes as I played my guitar and there was a fair bit of unpleasant distortion.
I know this sounds bad, but bear with me...
I then tried the "Standard" latency setting. This time there was no latency that I could tell (I haven't got a precise measurement but I literally could not notice anything at all) and the sound quality was perfect, In a demo recording I made there was one moment where it popped and crackled on a single note, but I think that may be something I did wrong. You can find the demo here if you want to listen to that "pop": https://soundcloud.com/robinofloxley/bl ... e-a-scotch
Yes this pop isn't good, but I think I was just unlucky at that particular moment in time, and everything else is perfect for me. The OP can get a better interface, but for a budget, I can safely recommend the Behringer.
NOTE: I am a total newbie to recording. The problems in the track could be entirely down to me.
EDIT: The UMC drivers do use ASIO by the way.
EDIT 2: The sound samples and videos I've listened to from other people have had no pops etc at all... Which heavily implies the problem is with me!
EDIT 3: Yes, my playing and singing in that demo is awful! Please go easy on me!!!
EDIT 4 (shut up!): I think that pop might actually have been my striking a muted string. I was really trying to get some phrasing in and I often do hit the wrong string.