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About to buy a Fireface UCX

Discussion in 'Backline' started by ~BURNY~, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. ~BURNY~

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    Any reasons why I shouldn't?

    (It's my max budget for a new home setup)
     
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    About the only reason *not* to is if you can find a deal on an RME Fireface 400 and you've got a TI firewire chip to run that on.

    The UCX is *slightly* better than the FF400 and if you're in the market for a new interface, RME's quality is hard to beat, and their drivers are superb.
     
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    That's clearly more expensive, a bit too cumbersome for my home setup which is essentially the place where I mix.
     
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    See... It's that *slightly* better that gets me puzzled... I've considered the UC but then it would only be sort of an USB version of the 400, and the 400 is kind of old although I know a lot of people have been happy with it.

    The UCX has supposedly improved converters. I am not sure I want to sacrifice this even if it's marginal. Also I'd rather have something new rather than a second hand interface.
     
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    I bought my FF400 used for less than half what the UCX costs.
     
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    The day you run out of i/o you will wish you got the UFX instead :)

    If you can spring it, get the remote for it too.
    Unless you already got a good monitor controller that is.
     
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    does the UFX have hardware direct monitoring?
    i am thinking about replacing my good old PCI HDSP9632
    but i am not sure if i can record latency free with the UFX

    sorry for hijacking the thread,
    just wanted to make a topic about this also :)
     
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    UC all the way! Better converters? :eek:
     
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    I won't. And again, it's too too expensive for my budget. The remote, yes maybe, why not...
     
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    So they say.
     
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    I know they literally flood the used market but I'm really reluctant to buy a legacy product no matter how good it is.
     
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    RME products are great, I've owned a few. I would only steer you somewhere else if you don't need all those inputs on the RME. There's a few interfaces with a couple inputs that I feel are a bit better (Audient) IMO but in the price range the RME stuff is great and the drivers are incredibly solid.
     
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    In October they released a new driver for the PCI series cards that have been around for over 10 years. (9632/9652, HDSP, etc.)

    The UCX/UFX/FF all use the same driver.

    They're not Avid, RME supports their hardware for longer than you'd probably own it.
     
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    I'll just chime in to say anything from RME deserves your money.

    Proud owner of a UFX for the last few months and it's been a joy. The drivers really are rock solid.
     
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    Ugh... Thanks for the replies... Leaning towards the UC now... I need to mull over that decision.
     
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    Buy the FF UC and you won`t be dissapointed! Awesome card for what you pay for!
     
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    Driver stability is huge. Pretty much any RME product new or old should serve you well.

    Conversion quality, however, I think is highly overrated. I'm using the FF800 and an Apogee Rosetta 800 192. People online like to say how much superior the Rosetta is to the Fireface, but in my experience they sound identical. There may be some minute differences that a computer could notice, but to my ears in real world situations, they're identical. So yeah, I wouldn't get hung up on the supposed "slightly better conversion".
     
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    Plenty of albums were made with "inferior" converters.
     
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