Originally Posted by daddyblue63
Yes, the pres sound good, the drivers just aren't mature yet, unless you are willing to literally crash your system do not buy this thing. I bought the 2626 and it is the biggest mistake I've made in a long time.
I am not a weekend warrier, I've recorded at Ocean Way , Skywalker Sound and am Berklee Grad and a BMI recording artist, I can not mention my name but I have done my demos' for years on a Sonar System with a Presonus Firepod, and it worked just fine. I figured I would upgrade and bought a brand new everything including the best new PC, Sonar 7 etc.
From blue screen crashes to you name it it has been a NIGHTMARE!!!!
If you want a great sound keep your current interface and buy a grace 101 or a LA610 and keep your current system until MAudio gets their s##t together.
The drivers on the 2626 are working correctly. Lots of people having trouble with this unit. I have tried it on my $600 Dell quad-core and it was golden. On my HP core-duo laptop it was so-so, but it has a Ricoh firewire adapter which is supposed to be taboo with the 2626, just needs some tweaking I don't have time for right now.
As I stated before, the 2626 is very, very picky about firewire adapters and the drivers for them. If you have a TI chipset in your firewire adapter and are having problems, I can get you running in short order and have already offered this help to few people. Don't come here and talk trash about the 2626 if you don't know how to set it up properly or have some terrible piece of crap firewire adapter and are too cheap to spend the $25 to get a decent one. A "GOOD" $40-50 firewire cable helps tremendously, not that $2 piece of off-shore junk you just paid $20 for at Best Buy. This is a really good unit for the $$$ and I love mine.
As is the case with most PC type computers, if you want/need the maximum performance out of one, you need to learn how to tweak 'em yourself. My $600 Dell does not have the original Vista install on it. One of the first things I did was get a new OS harddrive and re-install Vista without all the the bullshat that comes loaded on the pre-built units. If you try to run a DAW on a pre-configured PC from Dell, HP or others without doing some serious off-loading, you're just asking for trouble.