I have a Macbook pro which is Handling my Mainstage(Apple) requirements and Logic Pro requirements. i5, with 8GB RAM. When I perform with Reaktor blocks, the performance overload is happening and Mainstage swtiches the patch(Means instrument) to the patch which has gives least proc load.
If I purchase an Audio interface(Which i should have done), I feel just the D/A conversion is shifted on to the Audio interface. Remaining all the processing the processor has to do. I also have Logic Pro for which I need proc power. Am i right on this?
I also read in this forum that these days there is no difference between an Audio interface and Sound card. I am actually not able to decide what to do. I have a drummer, then i also have requirement of atleast 4 Audio in and (Atleast) 4 Midi in(leaving the drummer). I am also going to switch to ableton live performance in sometime.
My question is can i get just one device which does all of this? What shall I look for?
Edit1--- So how to judge on my sound card requirements? How can i understand that I need a sound card with such and such amount of this and this..!?