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    Esteemed colleagues (I AM in the right place, right?)

    Any of y'all have experience tracking with the UAD software console? Specifically, looking at project studio level for myself and a VERY select few others that still offers zero latency. As I've gotten older, even the slightest latency is annoying as the devil. This leaves me with 3 options considering my current computer (Mac Mini) - suck it up, PTX, or a UAD. Not much for sucking it up, and not much for the PTX investment, so...

    All experiences welcomed, and thanks.

    Oh...the 4th option, console, is out as well - what I want is just unaffordable, and since I HAVE to settle, I'll settle as good but within cost limits as I can.
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    I haven't really had a lot of latency issues when with UAD reverb or comps on through the input monitoring.

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    The UAD console apparently allows for real time monitoring, with zero latency (reportedly). Instead of monitoring thru DAW you setup cue sends thru this. The videos are pretty slick, but they always are.

    I'm serious though - I've got my Fireface 800 set to the lowest latency setting, as well as PT10 and Samplitude. The latency when tracking anything is driving me bonkers when using headphones (not so bad when running speakers, which is never right now - that is a different thread saved for later)...
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    I can only imagine that the difference in latency between the PCI and Apollo interfaces is only that much better then, especially if I am finding it pretty workable with the PCI version already. I do remember reading about the zero latency monitoring for the newer UAD interfaces, seems to be a cool perk. I'd go for it myself if I was so tied to my PC.
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    There is another possible option. The Metric Halo units also have an excellent near-zero latency (~1ms) for monitoring, similar to the UAD units. The MH console application is very flexible and capable for all manner of needs. Since they have been one of the early pioneers of this system, it's very mature and rock solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PookyNR View Post
    There is another possible option. The Metric Halo units also have an excellent near-zero latency (~1ms) for monitoring, similar to the UAD units.
    Most all , current, multi-channel interfaces have this feature, IFAIK.
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    They do…what I'm after is something that offers killer effects on the inbound signal with the feature of zilch for latency. PT did this with DSP chips, now UAD is doing this as well. Actual user comments seems to be hard to find outside the UAD forums though
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    The new WAVES stuff is pretty cool. I've been to a few seminars trying to wrap my head around it all. Then I go track on an 80B...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Robbins View Post
    Then I go track on an 80B...
    Yeah…if a) location space; b) funding; and c) the sheer balance of my time remaining on this earth were more favorable, I'd have made that choice already. But they don't, especially (b) and (c)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireline View Post
    They do…what I'm after is something that offers killer effects on the inbound signal with the feature of zilch for latency. PT did this with DSP chips, now UAD is doing this as well. Actual user comments seems to be hard to find outside the UAD forums though
    The Metric Halo interfaces do this as well. The quality of FX available are good.
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