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MOTU 896HD & Tascam 1884

Discussion in 'Recording' started by DanBailiff, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. DanBailiff

    DanBailiff Guest

    Just discovered these forums and I've already learned a thing or two!

    This last year I bought Cubase SX and a MOTU 896HD. My friend is planning on buying the same software and a firewire interface, ideally it was to be another 896HD. The idea was to join forces, so to speak, for live shows and record 16 channels instead of just 8. Now we've gotten to looking around and saw the Tascam FW1884, which is very similar but also has the panel controls.

    Is there any reason why you can't use two different firewire interfaces at the same time if they are different manufacturers? More specifically, will these two units work together in Cubase?

    If so, will the Tascam be able to remotely control channels on the MOTU 896?

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Steinberg based recording applications can only utilize on ASIO driver at a time. So basically you can only use one manufacturers hardware device at a time...if you had two MOTU units then yes, it would be possible....

  3. DanBailiff

    DanBailiff Guest

    I'm assuming you meant to type "one ASIO driver"...

    In which case, thanks for the info. I guess if we want to use both we'll have to go with all MOTU products.
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    yup...thats what happens when you try and type on a laptop when you are used to a regular keyboard...lol

    Opus :D

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