Originally Posted by GaryWeinrib
Are there any interfaces worthy for a production facility? not sure
I think you need standalone converters for high end production.
At least all the production houses I've recorded at have RADAR converters
Prism, Lavry and so on
Avid IO is an "interface" rather than a pure converter. Quite a lot of pro studios have 192s. Ever used a Prism Orpheus? Is a RADAR a hard disk recorder or a standalone converter? How about a Lynx Aurora? That's a standalone converter, but does it become unsuitable for high end production if you add the USB interface option?
I think you're confusing matters somewhat. A converter being standalone is no guarantee of quality - you can get Behringer standalone converters. high end productions can also be done totally ITB using a stereo DA for monitoring - in which case any USB interface with good quality converters is suitable.
Reading between the lines, interfaces connected via FW or USB aren't always suitable for large IO counts - hence the reason we have PT HD, Apogee Symphony, RME AES and MADI PCIe cards, and at the lower end MOTU PCIe systems. But that doesn't mean "standalone converters" are any better or worse - merely that USB and FW isn't suitable for 24+ IO counts.
I'm really not intending to pick on you, but if you persist in making such blanket statements with no basis in fact..if it wasn't me, it'd be someone else!