Pci slot compatibility

#1

I’m looking at the Echo3g audio interface. It says It is PCI based. Their website also states the following :

Echo 3G and Echo24 family: Layla3G, Gina3G, MiaMIDI -Requires a PCI slot.* (We do not support PCI-e at this time.) *All PCI products are compatible with 5V PCI, 3.3V PCI and PCI-X. 9.

Does this mean it would be able to plug into a pci-e slot? :thinking:

#2

That’s a negative.

http://www.whatthetech.com/2007/11/10/can-pci-express-graphic-card-work-in-pci-slots/

#3

ahh well. I wonder why it takes music cards so long to adapt to new technology and yet so quick to drop support of drivers for new operating systems…

#4

They want you to upgrade to a new MOBO every 2 years…bastards

#5

There are a gazillion MB’s out there that are mega fast, as far as recording goes. Stuff sufficient for at least 16 - 24 tracks. Why not just keep a few for DAW use and others for gaming or photo editing?
I have friends that run commercial studios and use older systems with no problems.

I remember stereo amplifiers boasting only 10% distortion. Then it went to 5% then to 3% then to 1% then to .05% then to .1% an so on down to .0005% and on and on. It takes a really good ear to hear 3.0%. So everyone was buying specs. Same with LCD TV's and many other products. 

Perhaps gaming is a might different since massive video and audio have to emulate real time and intense graphics. But I do not see problems with older machines processing audio efficiently.

I have a friend that records 12 tracks with a PIII 450 and his stuff sounds good. However it takes about 3 minutes for the tracks to show the waves. Slower than molasses, but the recordings sound just fine. 

In a lot of instances the industries depend on us purchasing specs when products we have work just fine.

Instant gratification simply takes too long.