For note, asio4all still causes latency on the most modern hardware with onboard processors. I thought we could all but do away with our tascams when we got our music dept some i5's full of RAM but nope. I highly recommend avoiding using onboard sound cards. I can't see why anyone would get better results with a cheap sound card than onboard but definitely better with proper equipment.
Thanks for your replies everyone, its given me a lot to think about. Im thinking just to rule it out, to buy an audio interface just to see if/how much of a difference it makes before shelling out on new kit..
Give me a PM if you want some suggestions that balance budget and performance :-)
Originally Posted by jjohnsoncantell