#1
so today i bought an interface to replace my mixer.
i decided to go with usb since i didnt have a firewire card and the rep assured me there would be no lag. so i get home use the studio one software it came with and setup 3 channels. BOOM latency in the headphones while recording. very frustrated right now cause i cant take this back because i opened the software which i had to do in order to discover the latency in the first place. so yeah anything helps. just siting here waiting. its just a quick delay tho not very long but noticable and distracting.

my computer is an HP 64bit
8gb ram 3.00 Ghz processor
#2
You should not be having latency with those specs (assuming rest of computer is quality). Have you adjusted buffer setting?

FireWire and USB have identical "lag" until at minimal 4 tracks but you usually good on USB for up to 6 tracks being recorded at once.
#3
i brought it back to the store, and we hooked it up to a mac that already had the software and it was till lagging, so the guy just gave me another off the shelf. hasnt lagged a bit haha i have no clue WTF happened but all is well now!

thanks