I'm going to invest some money in getting a sound card / audio interface that let's me use many channels (beyond the 2 that I'm getting from my default laptop sound card).
My requirements are as follows:
-I'd like to get at least 8 channels, but more would be good; i need to get independent channels that I can amplify and feed to speakers with a great deal of control in real time synthesis
-Latency is a concern: it has to be very low, and synchrony between channels very accurate
-PD runs in a fast laptop with windows xp. Connections: Firewire, USB2, PCMCIA expresscard.
Could you recommend an audio interface that could work for me?
If this has already been discussed in the forum, please do point me to those discussions, as I haven't been able to find them.