Tascam FW-1884 vs. MOTU 896HD
It comes down to two middle-weight champions, folks. After doing my "homework", these are the contenders I've narrowed down my DAW backbone choices to.
Both have a street price of around $1300.
I'm recording prog rock and need at least 8 channels for the drums. Which one should I get?
Yes, the Tascam is nice because of motorized faders. That's good - but I'm more concerned about sound quality. Do the pres and converters hold up against or beat MOTUs? All I know is that the Tascam pres are supposed to be Tascam's best line - nicer than the DM-24s. Yes, MOTU can run at 192khz, which might be nice when there is enough software that runs it (Cubase SX won't, neither do most plug-ins). But are the converters better at ANY sampling rate than Tascams?
BOTH units have ??? reputations for PC compatibility. Hmmmm...
I hope you all will add some semi-educated fuel to the fire - or perhaps some perfectly ignorant opinions , and maybe even a few people who have had some hands-on with either of these boxes.