"Overkill" depends on your expectation/application.
If you want to achieve sub 4ms round-trip latency, you're not going to do that via a USB audio interface.
ie: The best Thunderbolt audio interfaces yield sub 1ms total round-trip latency.
That's simply not possible with a USB audio interface.
FWIW, I've been building custom PC DAWs professionally for 25+ years.
When it comes to Thunderbolt, you need to know all the details (don't leave anything to chance).
Thunderbolt under Windows 10 is absolutely rock-solid.
You can't add a PCIe Thunderbolt controller to just any PC:
I've been running Thunderbolt audio interfaces under Win10 for a long while.
(Apollo-8, Fireface UFX+, Quantum, and Orion Studio Synergy Core)
If you know what you're doing (all details tended to), Thunderbolt audio interfaces are rock-solid under Win10.
The best USB audio interfaces yield ~4ms total round-trip latency
The best Thunderbolt audio interfaces yield sub 1ms total round-trip latency
Both cases are subject to the machine being able to sustain the load (glitch-free).
If you're not pushing the limits of ultra low latency audio...
PRS would be a good fit... as would a Suhr Modern Pro.
The Paul's Guitar suggestion above is a good one.
Though the construction is significantly different, (to my ears) it can sound surprisingly similar to a LP.
For a typical DAW user, that's true.
For more of a power-user scenario (composer running large scoring templates, someone pushing the limits of ultra low latency performance), the M1 (currently) isn't that CPU.
Apple doesn't market the M1 Mini for "workstation" type power-users.
That's not the...
If you're recording for a podcast, you're dealing with speech.
When mixing down, you can use a high-pass filter to remove any rumble/hum etc that resides in the low-end.
Won't have any negative effect on the speech you've captured.
Merging two or more digital audio streams (each on separate digital clocks) will result in audio with pops/ticks.
Even if you had an interface with two S/PDIF inputs, all three devices would have to be using the same digital clock source. One device would have to be the Master... and the other...
If you're monitoring directly off the mixer (Model 12), then you wouldn't hear the latency.
If you're monitoring via software, that's where you'll still experience latency.
Tascam aren't known for extremely low latency drivers.
To clarify, Sweetwater does not... and did not have any Quad Cortex units available for immediate purchase.
I just spoke with Stewart Hisey... and got in the cue.
If you call today, they're estimating that you'll receive a QC sometime ~ mid October.
If you need Kontakt (for specific libraries), there isn't an alternative.
You might find a used copy... or catch a sale.
Get Komplete (not much more than Kontakt alone).
Much better value as it includes several virtual instruments and content (sample libraries).
Both bands sounded great.
Talked to Bill's wife for just a split second.
We were joking about a drum stick.
I didn't think their stage hand was going to give it to her (I didn't know that she was with the band).
IIRC, Joey was his name. He was a cool guy.
Did some load-in for Fire House and Jack Russell's Great White (this past weekend).
All guitarists were using Marshall or 5150 heads into Marshall 4x12 cabs (provided by backline company).
Most of the players were also using traditional pedals (boost/delay/etc).
One was using an FM3.
I'm using both Left and Right outputs.
If you're using the Simplifier DLX for recording, you could set the left and right Cab/Power-Amp sections up independently (one for each of the two Amp channels).
You could then just mute the undesired output.
FWIW, With the Simplifier DLX I have here... I have it set to "Mono Input, Two-Channel Stereo Amp"... as pictured/explained in the manual.
At first, I thought it was using a separate Cab for each of the two amp channels.
That's not the case.
The selected amp channel (A or B) runs into both...
Wanted to clarify some details... as some folks will be confused.
Latency in a DAW has but three sources:
Additional Buffering by the DAW (ie: Presonus Studio One has "Dropout Protection"
At a given buffer size, the Audio Interface latency is...
Switch to either amp channel A or channel B, the signal (from either channel) goes thru both Left and Right Cab Sim/Power Amp sections. Reverb also goes to both Left and Right outputs.
If the OP is recording, he can isolate one output (where the Cab Sim/Power Amp section is tweaked for that...