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ditch the Layla 3G for an MR816-x? Audio Interfaces
Old 20th October 2010
Gear Maniac

ditch the Layla 3G for an MR816-x?

I'm considering selling my Echo Layla 3G and get the Steinberg MR816-x.

what do you think?

I only have a Sebatron VMP-1000 preamp on my rack in addition to the Layla Pres.
Old 20th October 2010
Lives for gear

I have an MR816X which i use with Logic.
Its AWESOME, pres sound great, AD/DA is great, drivers and latency have been fantastic for me.
I love it and do not lust for hi end interfaces anymore.
Its a great unit at a great price.
Old 21st October 2010
Gear Maniac

Oh, yeah! It's Yamaha, baby! It flows perfectly with my all-yamaha studio setup!
Old 21st October 2010
Gear Maniac

thanks for the replies guys, any other opinions please?

nyne; do you care to post a sample of your work with the MR?
Old 21st October 2010

I know the Yamaha work is solid. I have two Layla caards, an original 20 bit version and a 24/96, both of which are PCI. I think they rock. If the 3G is the same performance, I don't see how you can go wrong keeping it. You can make excellent recordings with Echo converters.
I'd be looking at the rest of your signal chain first.
Old 22nd October 2010
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I have 3 MR816s and apogee converters. They are FAAANTASTIC!!!
Get it!!
Old 22nd October 2010
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Having an echo device which is Layla equivalent and having the MR...

Once you hear and take some time with the MR, you will not miss the Layla. It isn't that the Echo is unusable, the MR is just a sonically better unit with conversion and the pres.
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