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Digidesign Mbox versus M-Audio FW 410

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Loconzly, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Loconzly

    Loconzly Guest

    Ok... the small studio is ever a-changing, but at least the brain has been purchased... it is a Mac iBook g4 1.33mhz with 1.25RAM.... I went for portability over power... This is best for the musicians I work with.

    So as far as portable interfaces go, what do you think of the Digidesign MBox with ProTools Le versus the M-Audio FW410 running either Producer Factory Pro or M-powered Pro Tools?

    I have no experience with either, but I hear a lot of latency complaints about anything that uses USB as it's method of communication.
  2. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    I'v used the M-box at a few acations.
    Did'nt notice any major latency issues, but i had a fair amount of noise.
  3. roguescout

    roguescout Guest

    Actually, you may want to look at the new Emu 1616M.

    This may be the way to go for laptops. I just wish I had a laptop... and a lapdance to go with it.

    AND NO! I'm not asking for any volunteers around here!!! :roll:
  4. If you go the Pro Tools M-Powered route, you have the flexibility to choose among many different interfaces (I think M-Audio supports 13 with more on the way most likely) with varying I/O and price. FYI, Producer Factory Pro is just a set of plugins--you still need Pro Tools besides.

    The biggest advantage over the M-box is that the M-audio stuff is all PCI bus or firewire bus--which means potentially increased data throughput, and lesser latency, higher track count possibly, maybe even more DSP before glitching...

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