|Author||Topic: What audio interface do you use?|
Posted: 31st December 2003 09:55
Just curious to see what audio interface Tracktion users are commonly using. As stated in a previous post, I am interested in the new Mackie Spike, but it's still a USB 1.0 unit and I already have an older Roland USB interface that I want to replace. Any reasonably priced (i.e., under $500US) recommendations (other than the Mackie)?
Posted: 1st January 2004 03:33
Esi waveterminal 192x with a Joemeek V6Q channel strip.
That's all .
Posted: 1st January 2004 07:03
audiophile usb and a mackie 1202vlz.
Posted: 1st January 2004 11:56
M-Audio Delta 44 fed from a Fostex 2016 line mixer. Not the best of arrangements but plenty fine for me!
Posted: 1st January 2004 14:00
I use a Metric Halo 2882. Highly recommended if you have the £££.
Posted: 1st January 2004 14:39
16 Channel Soundscape Mixtreme connected via TDIF to a
2 Mic / 2 line Soundscape break out box. I find the Mixtreme is very flexible.
Posted: 2nd January 2004 09:55
Terratec EWS 88MT and Phonic 1705 mixer. I know its a cheap mixer.... but I think it i a bargain ;o)
Posted: 2nd January 2004 11:14
I'm also shopping around.
The M-Audio Firestation? looks good at a street price of 399.00
My pick is the presonus with 8 in AND 8 out, mic pre's, midi, firewire and the street price is 499.00.
The M-box has a solid reputation for good mic pre's.
Despite the reports to the contrary, I have a friend who gets great results from his M-Audio Audiophile USB running tracktion on an ibook G3 700. Street price is around 125.00.
Posted: 2nd January 2004 11:20
Speaking as an MAudio owner, their stuff either works flawlessly, or gives you weeks of headaches, sets light to your porn collection, and kills your kittens. I've had nearly a year of pure stress free existence with my Audiophile, punctuated by four days of absolute hell when a driver update went funny.
Posted: 2nd January 2004 11:24
M-Audio Delta 66/Omni studio over here. I've had it for 3 years or so without a single problem. Not even one. Its like it came with my computer, it just sits there and works.
I never download any of the new drivers tho cuz these are working perfectly so why risk it.
Posted: 2nd January 2004 11:24
I am using a Berhinger MX602A mixer with a Tascam US-122 interface and everything works flawlessly...and it's cheap. I bought everything on eBay (including cables) for a little over $200.
Posted: 2nd January 2004 11:27
That's a damn good question, and one I asked myself just a little too late.
Posted: 2nd January 2004 11:32
Yeppers, I'm awful careful with driver "updates" from M-Audio. I always keep copies of old versions and NEVER update in the middle of a serious project!
Other than that, my Delta 44 has been flawless in operation the year or so I've had it, although the last time I did a driver update I got close to throwing it into the dumpster.. lol! I learned my lesson - don't screw with it if it works!
Posted: 2nd January 2004 11:47
Speaking about that (this is very OT), I'm finishing a huge project right now so I cant download the new version of Tracktion with RF's!!!! I sold a bunch of my tracks to some R&B singer so I have to finish mixing them etc. Damnit, If my head wasnt shaved I'd be pulling my hair out .
Anyways back to the interfaces .
Posted: 2nd January 2004 14:03
The presonus unit is very nice, but it's maximum sample rate is 48khz. I'd guess that they will release an updated version soon...
Posted: 2nd January 2004 17:07
I use a Echo Mia with a Behringer 1640A. pretty low end setup, but it works for me.