GuyCool: What OS do you use, and is it an intel or AMD processor? actually, you don't mention whether it's a Mac or Windows based system!
I currently have the original SB Live! and I'm using an XP1800 (1.5Ghz) with 512mb ram on Win2K. I previously tried using Cubase VST on a 900mhz athlon, again 512mb ram but win98se and wasn't satisfied with the results, particularly how awkward it was to disable monitoring (couldn't get latency below 25ms without causing problems elsewhere..). I haven't bothered trying on this setup because I know that I'll still have the latency problem.
I'd like to get my machine set up like a Multitrack recorder, and a new soundcard would be nice but only if I can also play games with it - how compatible is the audiophile with games such as Q3, UnrealTournament, etc?
Also, which Terratec card with breakout box are u referring to?
Annnnd what's a good cheap place to buy all these goodies in the UK?
Edit: found an audio buddy for £89 - is that about right? and will the Audio Buddy connect up to any soundcard? Half my problem is hooking the damn amp up to the PC..