RME Fireface 800 by Studdy
Honestly I can't think of another digital piece of gear that has held it's value like the RME Fireface 800. I have had it running on 3 pc's and now on a mac. Installation has always been a 2 second procedure and never had a hiccup. I've often wondered what would sound better because for me this thing sounds amazing. Especially because it never screws up. The preamps could be a bit better but then again they are just utility preamps that are great for certain applications. I actually think on loud sources (close mic drums) they punch pretty good. Not a ton of gain there. I've used the instrument input on the front as well. I think its a great sounding clean DI, I prefer something with a little "iron in the path" but we are talking about $600.00+ devices. One more thing, TotalMix!!! what a beautiful application, creating headphone mixes are a dream come true. DigiCheck!!! what a beautiful application, setting tracking levels is a joke. Honestly I give the RME Fireface 800 a 10/10 and wouldn't give any other piece in my studio that rating. Well the Great River 1NV would be close, but that's another review entirely. I really curious to hear if any "major releases" have been done entirely on a Fireface 800. I know it's possible.