audio hardware solution for notebook (IBM T23) for small tasks in ardour
I need help in finding a good audio-interface for my somewhat older notebook (Thinkpad T23 => PIII 1,3Ghz, 512mb).
What I would love to be able to do with ardour is:
- play back at least one track (the more the better)
and at the same time
- record at least one track via microphone (Sony ECM MS907)
... with really low latency.
Is this possible on above mentioned notebook?
What audio hardware would you recommend for this (USB, Firewire, PCMCIA)?
Would the Edirol UA-5 or UA-25 or Tascam US-122 suit my needs for example or is their USB 1.1 too slow for this task? (I have USB 2.0 (via pcmcia) but the Edirols are USB 1.1)
What other audio interfaces have been tested to really work reliably?
I would really like not to have to pay too much money... 200$ max ... 300$ ultra max if it is really needed.
I know of the compatibility-lists on alsa and freebob - but I would love to read from people who have actually used certain hardware with ardour for similar tasks.