substitute for Presonus Firestudio
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19th April 2009
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substitute for Presonus Firestudio

Hi,
I use a Presonus Firestudio with 2 Presonus Digimax FS (connected with adat cables), so I get 24 total tracks.
Unfortunately the firestudio is far from being reliable: really poor driver and unstable software-monitor applications. Every remote gig is a trouble to get it working.

So I would like to know if there is an audio interface with these features:

- 8 mic preamps on the front side
- 2 adat in
- really stable OSX driver

Let me know your ideas!
Many thanks
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19th April 2009
Old 19th April 2009
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Echo devices can be run in parallel. You could get two Echo Audiofire 12s. Or if you need ADAT inputs, the echo layla 3g pci.
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19th April 2009
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sorry I forget to tell you I need a USB2/FIREWIRE/FIREWIRE800 device since I use a laptop.
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19th April 2009
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Thumbs up

My Laptop Mobile rig is the most reliable setup I have ever used.

An RME Fireface 800, with 2 Presonus FS units connected with ADAT cables.

It has been flawless, rock solid drivers and a GREAT monitor mix applet. If you shop around you can find "open box" or "B stock" for around $1200. The best money I have spent.
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yes, the fireface 800... that's an interface...
do you use it on Windows or OSX?
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M-Audio Profire 2626.
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19th April 2009
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i run a firestudio 2626 with digimax as adat extenders, too. drivers were flaky until the latest beta with sonar 8. after i upgraded to sonar 8 all driver issues went away.
i can understand your frustration and i had really thought long and hard about selling it in lieuof the focusrite saffire 2626. so i would recommend that.


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27th April 2009
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I just recently got a MOTU 2408 mkII modded by BLA and added their Micro Clock (motu incorporates a really jittery clock).

The drivers leave a bit to be desired, but I got it working and it hasn't let me down yet.
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27th April 2009
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You want to make sure you test a different interface first before buying it. It may very well be your laptop's firewire chip.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by SMX_Dizzy View Post
M-Audio Profire 2626.
Solid drivers. Roughly the same feature-set.
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