#7
Faster than USB, as Echoplex said. Not faster than PCI. However, can be plugged in hot and unplugged, like USB, but UNlike PCI. That makes for more convenience, and greater portability.

Speed in an interface will affect how many tracks you can run in and out of your interface at one time. You need a fast interface to be able to play back a stereo mix to a pair of monitors, two cue mixes going to a headphone amp, all while recording ten tracks of audio.

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#8
i see...
so can i connect my toneport through a firewire interface?
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It makes the signal travel faster. You get less latency.

The signal speed is not faster.

FW just has higher sustained speeds than usb.
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i see...
so can i connect my toneport through a firewire interface?


No, it's a USB interface...even if it worked (which I doubt) it won't be able to take advantage of it. Get a Firewire one from the start IF you plan on more than two tracks at once. If not, there's nothing wrong with a working USB interface.

And +1: Firewire is faster for sustained speed, which is why it's great for recording multiple tracks at once.
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#11
Heres the story

USB 1.1 is slow, very slow....interfaces such as the Line6 Toneports use this connection along with other lower end interfaces. It's a good idea to stay away from USB 1.1 interfaces.

USB 2.0 interfaces are very fast, in fact they are a little faster than firewire. The drawback is that most are built to mix everything down to a single stereo track and so you cant tweak one mic while leaving the other alone in your sequencer.

I have yet to see a firewire interface that mixes down. This is great when tracking drums on something like a PreSonus FP10. You can add compression and EQ to each mic on its own without adjust the rest. This is a MUST HAVE when recording drums.


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i see...
so can i connect my toneport through a firewire interface?


Nope, and you would not want to.
The toneport is an interface, so why run an interface though another interface with limited speed connection?

You only need one interface, unless you are dealing with firewire units such as the PreSonus FP10 in which case you can daisy chain up to 3 of those units and run it back though one firewire cable to the computer. This will give you a total of 24 inputs which will route to their own tracks in the sequencer.
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#12
well. the recording's i'm getting with my Toneport aren't exactly the best. i know it's because i can't mix and blah blah blah. so i'm going to need help on that too. i'm just trying to get the best recording as possible. the reason why i asked this is because i might be resorting to mic'ing up my amp. and since that's only one mic through one channel, i don't think i need a firewire interface.
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