Well I use an Apogee Groove, as has been discussed on here previously. It is just a stereo DAC so I can’t test latency, with that test anyway. I understand it might not be up to snuff, but the price ($249 and just paying for the feature I need it for, stereo DAC) and the small size make it worthwhile for me. It is a well regarded company and they have their own ASIO driver for it. I am running at. 64 samples so it must be doing something right.
But as I said it’s right on the edge. If I can find any other little thing to address the issue that would be helpful, which is why I wonder about not having to load many multiple instances of plugins. And as I mentioned even if it did not help latency it sure would speed up start up which which would be great. I understand the predictive loading is invaluable to many, it just isn’t for me.
I have never done a double blind test, but I am confident of my perspective. I’ve had too many circumstances that were the equivalent of double blind as I wasn’t thinking about latency or anything of the sort and knew something was off. I wouldn’t bet my life on getting the difference between 64 and 128 100% but going from 128 to 256 is easily noticeable to me