Originally Posted by stag
MOTU Traveler RME Fireface 800
I sold my FF800 after buying an M-Audio Ozonic controler. It sounded about the same and the drivers behaved better.
The RME driver release policy, that some regards as outstanding, is pure madness... on almost an weekly basis there is a new set of drivers or firmware. Beta as beta can get.
The finest sounding FW card i tested til this very day is the Onyx 400f
. It has the same AD\DA of the FF400 but it over samples at 128 bit instead of of 40bit. Its drivers however scared me away. I had my share with RME already.
The Onyx pre amps are just sweet, I can´t find words to do justice to its DI: forget about your plugin folder, sit back, relax and enjoy what has been recorded instead of searching for plugs to mask the short comings of not so good I\O.
The Traveler is not comparable to a 828. period.
There are more reviews. Isaw one on Computer Mag where there was a shoot out between FF800 And the Traveler. Both scored 10\10 IIRC.
The Traveler however got two awards on top, editor choice and best buy.
I´m eager to try the new YAMAHA n series too. They know a thing or two about audio interfaces
So what have you given us ? You gave us a review of the FF800 where the dude is so impressed he pulls out his credit card , and a review of the traveller
where he is surprised that it's better than some of their other offerings , but say's Apogee converters are better but the Traveller
is not a slouch(whatever that means) , where do they say any of this in those reviews from your previous post ?
Traveler is far better than the FF800, sound and performance wise.
The FF800 is a rather inferior product, not better than M-audio or other semi-pro interfaces.
Just check the reviews.
You went as far as degrading the Fireface to useless status despite it's excellent reputation , yet somehow the Traveller is miles ahead and by your standard above semi-pro ?
Are you sure you are not beating your chest ?
I'll tell you now a FF400/800 stands up very well to the latest incarnation of the Rosetta , and i'm a fan of both companies and own both their products ....
As far as RME drivers i've never seen a more stable driver , i couldn't care less if they released one on an hourly basis ...