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Need more I/o for outboard gear Audio Interfaces
Old 14th April 2018
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Need more I/o for outboard gear

Right now I’m using a Apollo twin with adat to a clarett octopre. I have a good amount of ins but I really need some outputs for outboard gear. Is it worth getting a cheap I/o if so which one? Been looking at the MOTU 24 I/o

Been tracking with outboard gear but really wanna mix with inserts which is why I need the outputs.
Old 15th April 2018
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Damn. Anyone? Hahah looking at the Digi 192s now
Old 15th April 2018
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How many inputs and outputs do you actually need, and what is your budget?

Something like a MOTU 16A might be a good place to start looking.
Old 15th April 2018
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Thank you! Looking for at least 8 but I’m getting more analog toys so i probably want at least 16 so I don’t have to upgrade so soon. That’s why I was looking at the 192s
Old 15th April 2018
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Ferrofish. Killer bang for your buck.
Old 15th April 2018
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Keep an eye on the version before buying. There's an audible difference between a 2408 mk2 and 2408 mk3, and published specs support this, with dynamic ranges of 103 and 110, respectively.

Avoid the PCI-324 cards, and do some research on the early 424s, there may have been one identifiable lot w issues.

My impression is that the 2408s sold like hotcakes, and are easy to find now. HD-192s, not near as many around, but well worth a look, at 120 dB, A weighted, and the AES option on channels 11 and 12 is a big plus too.

The 24 i/o's seem scarce as hen's teeth. I've seen a few mk2's with the horse's head logo come up on Ebay, not sure if I've seen any mk3's at all.

I use a pair of 2408/2's in the live room, for quick-n-dirty, right-now, scratch tracks, and they accomplish that purpose. I'd add another if it jumped in my lap.

Three mk3's and a 192 in the CR, that's enough of each for my purposes, but another 192 would be nice. In fact, my ideal CR rig would be 3 2408s, a 24 i/o, and two 192s, but of course, 4 devices per PCI card is the limit.

And that may be a good thing. Sonar X2P is a bit flaky when it comes to remembering routing and latency comp for external inserts. I spend a bit more time than I'd really prefer scrolling down 84 port input and output menus to set them up.

Cuemix...well, at 8 ins per page, I don't even bother anymore. I have my templates and just work from those.

It kinda hacks me off that MOTU set up, and dined out on such an expansive system, then hobbled us with an 8 channel per page DSP mixer that's dwarfed even by 14" monitors, but I'm over swordfights with windmills.

Mostly. In part, I got there by judicious workarounds. Like the 4 i/o I gave up, to get around the lack of a fader on loopback audio. Listen to me. Sounds like the end of the world, huh?

It's not. Motu sits at the core of a 300+ analog i/o, 4 room rig, with 12 PCs plus fiber and MIDI backbones at 240 and 896 channels respectively. The seven year build was what it was but I'm lovin the results now.

:-)

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Old 15th April 2018
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Keep an eye on the version before buying. There's an audible difference between a 2408 mk2 and 2408 mk3, and published specs support this, with dynamic ranges of 103 and 110, respectively.

Avoid the PCI-324 cards, and do some research on the early 424s, there may have been one identifiable lot w issues.

My impression is that the 2408s sold like hotcakes, and are easy to find now. HD-192s, not near as many around, but well worth a look, at 120 dB, A weighted, with the AES option on channels 11 and 12.

The 24 i/o's seem scarce as hen's teeth. I've seen a few mk2's with the horse's head logo come up on Ebay, not sure if I've seen any mk3's at all.

I use a pair of 2408/2's in the live room, for quick-n-dirty, right-now, scratch tracks, and they accomplish that purpose. I'd add another if it jumped in my lap.

Three mk3's and a 192 in the CR, that's enough of each for my purposes, but another 192 would be nice. In fact, my ideal CR rig would be 3 2408s, a 24 i/o, and two 192s, but of course, 4 devices per PCI card is the limit.

And that may be a good thing. Sonar X2P is a bit flaky when it comes to remembering routing and latency comp for external inserts. I spend a bit more time than I'd really prefer scrolling down 84 port input and output menus to set them up.

Cuemix...well, at 8 ins per page, I don't even bother anymore. I have my templates and just work from those.

It kinda hacks me off that MOTU set up, and dined out on such an expansive system, then hobbled us with an 8 channel per page DSP mixer that's, dwarfed even by 14" monitors, but I'm over swordfights with windmills.

Mostly.

;-)
Your signature just made my day
Old 16th April 2018
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Your signature just made my day
It's in storage, but it booted fine last time I tried. I want to see what happens when I feed it the Kansas: Song for America Midi file. If it will drive my synths the way an I7 does, it ought to make a helluva vid.

:')
Old 16th April 2018
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It's in storage, but it booted fine last time I tried. I want to see what happens when I feed it the Kansas: Song for America Midi file. If it will drive my synths the way an I7 does, it ought to make a helluva vid.

:')
Haha, please do and share that.
Old 16th April 2018
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I use a Ferrofish here and have found it to be great bang for buck!

Currently using the 16a but have also used the 32a in a live situation. Very simple to use
Old 16th April 2018
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I use a Ferrofish here and have found it to be great bang for buck!

Currently using the 16a but have also used the 32a in a live situation. Very simple to use
That's what I said. Can't go wrong with those.
Old 17th April 2018
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I'm using an 8a for output. Works like a champ. Only 8 outputs though.
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