jcschild wrote:Hey Peter,
well cant say i didnt tell you.
of the 6 manufacturers i asked they all said not now mabye later.
You did, and you may well be right.
But I still think it's equally possible that those guys have prouducts under wraps and are holding out on us because they have not decided when to jump and don't want the competition to know what they are planning...
I have predicted 2006Q1... and (fool that I am) I'm sticking with that. Come April 1st we'll all know if I am right or wrong. At that point, if I'm prved wrong, you guys get to choose - an appology or a drink - but not both.
Truth be told for the average guy a firewire interface is fine.
True, but I have my doubts about attaching low latency equipment to any shared bus. PCIe is the right answer - tons of bandwidth and QoS capability; plus I personally prefer to habe expensive stuff inside the case where it's neat and protected.
We are in a transition phase, and this lack of PCI soundcards is a hicccup. I'm quite certain the future is PCIe-shaped.
for more advanced studios a madi card etc is the answer.
Yes... but isn't the MADI interface to the DAW a PCI (opps, shouldn't that be a PCIe) card?
however i agree PCIe is here to stay. and PCI will most certainly disapear quicker than ISA.
i think the big issue with alot of them is waiting on real PCIe spec to appear. or at least the real controller not PCI to PCIe bridge crap.
i think when Vista ships and has its first service pack you may see PCIe in force. remember the real PCIe requies a controller which requires a re-write of code, alot of re-write.
Seems you have an insight on how PCIe works and it low level OS interface that I lack.
DOS runs on a PCIe mobo. I thought the interface looked the same and only hardware had to change; and that's why, for instance the PCI device addressing scheme has survived into PCIe.