Originally Posted by BigIzzy
Focusrite Saffire USB
Great components, great price, good pres, great latency, proven name. Done.
He means the Saffire6 USB and I have one for recording on the go.
A great little box for the money and well within your budget.
Plus it has a bunch monitoring and I/O facilities.
My portable rig is the saffire, a Nanopad and a Nanokontrol plus a tiny 10.5" screen 2 core Intel lappy with 2 gb of ram, running win7 pro and (of course!) Reaper.
Very low latency and very reliable.
Oh but PS until recently I too was using a Emu 1212m and an ADA8000 to great effect. HUGE bang for the buck if you have pci or pci-e slots and I was happily using it under Win7 too.