In theory the 001 could support 96k. Over clock it and see what happens.
This also assumes there is a 96k version of lightpipe. Otherwise any lightpipe will be restricted to 48 or 44 but that's ok.
It will come down to price. A control surface should be dead easy and the price could be very cheap if it had an alterative to motorized faders.
If they have provided better latency at the recording monitor stage like 64 samples this will put it one step ahead of Mbox. But then if it can be done for 002
, then why not Mbox or are they to blame USB.
Will the 002
work through a firewire hub ??? Can you get track count and record onto a Firewire Drive from the laptop??
It is too early to really understand this unit and more details are required.
If this thing is to be 5 to 6k Aust ... I think it is a strange marketing unit and where will Mix Refurbs sit in the range.
A simple Firewire version of 001 and a seperate Firewire or USB Control Surface made a lot more sense.
Oh ! By the way ... Where the hell is Midi I/O and the time stamping anounced 6+ months ago.
Apple/Emagic + simple Apoggee firewire interfaces of your choice and config .... All very scallable from Laptop through to Power Computer VST style plugs or perhaps Hardware plugs.
MOA needs to be more obvious and transparent with what the hell they are up to??