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Good audio interface!

Discussion in 'Production' started by Nico_pitty, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Nico_pitty

    Nico_pitty Nick

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    Hi guys i'm next to buy a new audio interface firewire...
    I love rme fireface 400 but i'm not sure to buy it because it seems to much for me! I mean it would be perfect but i have the impression the i won't exploit it very much!
    I have a budget of 400/500 $. Which audio interface it worths that price??
    Thanks!! ;)
     
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    I know the M-Audio Profire 2626 and the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 are pretty popular, solid firewire interfaces. Both have 8 pretty decent built in pre's too.
     
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    Scott Horner Scottimus Maximus

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    I can only vouch for the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. I have it and I love it.
     
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    setyouranchor Celestial Recordings

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    Another vote for the Pro 40. I love mine
     
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    $500?

    really? i say wait... keep saving, then make a real purchase.

    *worth? i am certain you can put value into anything.

    example: how much is an album by your favorite band worth to you? probably a lot more than $9.99 (or whatever).


    so i say (philosophically), spend on an audio interface what you think your music is worth.
     
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    I'd save and buy an Apogee Ensemble or the RME 800. But if you must fulfill your craving right now....then get the Profire 2626. I have one that I use with my Ensemble and it works really well.
     
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    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    For that price range I'd recommend the Profire 2626, Presonus 1818VSL, Saffire Pro 40 or MOTU 8pre, but I'm not the end-all expert.
     
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    Laidback Studios New Metal Member

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    any audio interface will work with pro tools.
     
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    Laidback Studios New Metal Member

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    i know this, but i had a lot of latency issues using pro tools.
     
  11. Nico_pitty

    Nico_pitty Nick

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    Thanks guys! I tried a presonus mobile but i have to say that it really disappointed me! it crashed cubase everytime i set it as main interface, and sometimes crashed also my computer. I'd like to have rme fireface 800 but it costs a lot for me and i don't have time for saving money and wait for it...the same for rme 400! I saw Saffire Pro!I pretty like it...a question...IN the case of Presonus during the installation in my computer was installed also a mixer in order to manage the interface..i don't reaaly like this method...Is like that also for the saffire??
     
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    Nico_pitty Nick

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    I discovered that there's a mixer also for the focusrite...but it is more understandable!
     
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    Nico_pitty Nick

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    What About motu??
     
  14. jimwilbourne

    jimwilbourne I try.

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    Motu interfaces are solid man.
    We just released our new 896mk3 Hybrid.
    Im pretty stoked on it.
    But that's a bit out of your budget.
    I'd recommend the 8pre for your budget.
     
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    Nico_pitty Nick

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    Does it give any problem with windows7?
     
  16. oroinvictus

    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    MOTU 8pre all day.
     

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