Originally Posted by Mats H
So now I can do live mixing while sitting in the audience after bringing a wifi access point to recording gigs. Very awesome. Yes, this scores highly on the geek scale.
This sounds great, but I'd be nervous relying on a WiFi link to run live sound. I'd hate to have the link interrupted right as you start to hear feedback. Call me old fashioned, but sometimes I need the reliability of an analogue knob! I have enough experience with RME to trust the UFX itself as much as any board, but that trust does not extend to other products that may be controlling it or the link between them. Mats, I would love to get updates on how the rig works out for you.
Regarding Mats' sound clips, I agree with the general consensus that FF800 (colder, more sterile) < UFX < Lavry (very smooth, especially in mids, compared to RME). However, in all honesty the differences were very subtle and I could not distinguish one from the other many times during blind tests. Part of the trouble may be that I am listening back through the FF800, which does not have the best DA. When I compared the FF800 to the Orpheus a while back, I used the Orpheus DA for monitoring which may have helped me hear subtle differences more clearly.
I am impressed by the UFX preamps, though. They sound very useable. I have rarely found a use for the FF800 pres, and use them only as a last resort when I need the extra inputs. I am sure I could find uses for the UFX pres. The upgread in preamps alone may make it worth upgrading from the FF800 to the UFX.
Thanks again for taking time to post clips and your review, Mats,