Hi. I'm new here and firstly apologies if I am posting under the wrong forum. I am looking for professional advice on acheiving 'zero' latency in a DAW based recording solution by intergrating a desk. How does a desk figure in a set-up that would contain for example a saffire pro interface and octo-pre channel strip running into logic. I know latency is of course dependent on the card and the computers ability to handle buffers etc. I want to monitor through the software like being able to hear back from tape when recording. I have read that by splitting the signal somewhere along the line into a desk (possibly using insert points) is the only way to achieve zero latency. I'm not sure if by this method they simply mean they are using a desk to send hardware reverb etc to a monitor mix for the atrist, thus bypassing the need to hear plugins being used on a channel. Or if by using the desk they are creating an in and out at exactly the same time, therefore allowing full software monitoring by routing the signal in a certain way. Can anyone who has this kind of set-up - DAW based recording using an interface and channel strip running evrything through an analog desk - (or anyone at all!)advise me on exactly how it would work signal wise? (again apolgies if this is in completely the wrong place) Thanks in advance. Any advice would be much appreciated.