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pro tools 9 better performance with digidesign interface? Audio Interfaces
Old 31st December 2010
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pro tools 9 better performance with digidesign interface?

would I see an improvement using a digi interface over a 3rd party one in terms of performance?

thanks, M
Old 1st January 2011
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no you would probably see worse
Old 1st January 2011
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i've been using my FF800 with PT9 for a while now. no issues.

just yesterday i had to do a mobile live recording so i brought along my 003, as sound quality wasn't a huge issue and i wasn't about to yank my FF from the rack and patchbay. i can't say it was any more or less unstable, but it was a bit odd setting it up, since they don't support aggregate device integration. i couldn't figure out how to set it all up!
Old 1st January 2011
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I thought that digi hardware would show better performance for some reason.

i'm finding really poor performance using my tascam fw1884 (which works vey well with logic/cubase), even with high buffers, i still struggle to mix decent size sessions, and tracking is awfull if you use plugins especially-even at 512 buffer which of course is pretty latent!

I'm using a macbook pro 2.53 and 8gb ram..

M
Old 1st January 2011
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due to this being avid's first foray into full asio support you will probably find that their own interfaces will give more consistant stability over certain 3rd party interfaces. i doubt very much you'd see any actual software based performance gains.
Old 1st January 2011
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Originally Posted by SOLOIST101 View Post
I thought that digi hardware would show better performance for some reason.

i'm finding really poor performance using my tascam fw1884 (which works vey well with logic/cubase), even with high buffers, i still struggle to mix decent size sessions, and tracking is awfull if you use plugins especially-even at 512 buffer which of course is pretty latent!

I'm using a macbook pro 2.53 and 8gb ram..

M
Don't know about Logic/Cubase, but for the best PT9 performance I think the ideal setup would be a Digi interface which would use Digidesign drivers (vs core audio or asio), and a separate fast hard drive dedicated to audio recording/mixing.

You can record to a single internal drive, but you'll have lower track counts and performance.

Digi recommends a 7200rpm drive and your macbook pro has a 5400rpm, I think... PT9 recording and playing back off a a single 5400rpm drive could explain the poor performance.

For stability reasons, I prefer a separate internal SATA 7200rpm drive for PT instead of an external FW drive, but I don't know what options you have with a macbook pro. Another option could be daisy-chaining a FW800 drive (FW800 port > 7200rpm FW800 ext drive> tascam fw1884), but that could bring its own issues.

-Bruno
Old 1st January 2011
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Thanks guys,

Actually I have a second internal drive and both run at 7200rpm.

So digi hardware won't use core audio?

Thanks, M
Old 1st January 2011
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no you would probably see worse
Ok, this is the stuff that jacks threads up. Go ahead, wise guy. Explain.......
Old 1st January 2011
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Originally Posted by SOLOIST101 View Post
Thanks guys,

Actually I have a second internal drive and both run at 7200rpm.

So digi hardware won't use core audio?

Thanks, M
Hmm. My guess would be the drivers for the Tascam or a buggy RTAS plug-in.

Digi hardware uses their own Digi drivers with PT9, and core audio (mac) or asio (pc) drivers if used as an interface for Logic/Reaper/etc, or standalone.

-Bruno
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