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Need advice on a firewire interface for Mac/Logic setup

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by adrianrulz, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. adrianrulz

    adrianrulz Guest

    Sorry for the new thread but I didn't want to waste the whole night trying to find the applicable thread.

    I am giving up on Protools (which I like) and M-Audio (which I can no longer rely on) and I want to switch over to either Logic Express 8.0 and/or Propellerhead's new Record suite.

    I am contemplating a MOTU firewire interface like the Ultralite Mk3 or the Traveler Mk3. I mainly want to record guitars and basses and I'm not particularly concerned about mics and so forth.

    Just so you know I have both a macbook pro 1 gig ram and an iMac 2 gig ram.
    Both have Leopard 10.5.7 installed.

    Any suggestions on my choice of software and MOTU?
    Also should I max out my ram on the macs? I would tend to use the iMac as my main music computer.


  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    If you use plugins or render lots of tracks then definitely maximize your ram. Read all the reviews of the gear you are looking at. Of the two you mention I like the Traveler better.
  3. Zoro

    Zoro Guest

    It looks like you are also looking for new software not just and interface.

    How many chanels are you planing to record at a time? Because the traveler offers Lightpipe and you have the option for external Pre's or other lightpipe devices (more chanels).

    In regards to software I have never used any of the two you mentioned but I like protools witch I some times use although my main DAW is Cubase 4 witch I been really happy with.

    I would definitely max out the RAM no matter what.
    I hope you find something that suits your needs.

  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    If you are going Logic take a look at the NEW Apogee GIO
    http://www.apogeedigital.com/index.php with Logic 9 integration.

    Also take a look at the Logic 9 http://www.apple.com/logicstudio/

  5. adrianrulz

    adrianrulz Guest

    Looking for both actually (new DAW software and a new firewire device). I'm keeping protools but I want to try new things.
    Record/Reason looks promising so I definitely want a versatile interface that can work with both Propellerhead stuff and Logic.

    I typically want an interface that can receive stereo inputs so I can run a stereo guitar like a Godin with an electric input and an Piezo input in stereo .
    Nothing too complicated. Its just for a project studio and I only plan to record guitars and basses. All synths and beats will be through plugins/vsts/Live Reason etc.

    I'm just avoiding M-Audio for now.

  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Strictly speaking, that isn't stereo. That's just two channels.
  7. vashuba

    vashuba Active Member

    anymore sugesstions? I i am lookiing for an interface for my macbook pro. any good/bad experinces?

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