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Which Audio Interface??

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ShaneSelby, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. ShaneSelby

    ShaneSelby Guest

    Hello all!! I am a new member and have to say that this is such a great board! You all have put some great tips out here for amature audio guys like myself to use.

    So here is my deal. I have finally decided to build my first DAW. Ya, it has taken me a while to put down all my analog gear. Just looks like two much damn fun to be missing out on. I am fimiliar with PC recording and editing (Nuendo) but have never built my own PC for audio. Opus, I am going to follow your ANUS. HA THAT JUST CRACKS ME UP!!! I ordered my Asus P4B266 MOBO tonight with a P4 1.6a CPU. My next choice is what audio interface to use? I was looking at the Delta 1010 and the DSP2000. Both are real affordable (under $500). I like the DSP2000 because you can buy their interface with TDIF for Tascam connection. I have a large collection of DA-88 tapes and would like to transer them over. The only other interface that I know I can do that with is the Motu but I also know I should stay away from them with the PC. Also, Motu is twice as expensive. What do you all think is the better interface for me? Also, which OS should I be running with the ANUS system and Nuendo? Opus, I am sure that I will be returning soon (with a little less hair) with some questions for you as I start building my system. Hope you dont mind. Thanks all!!!!
     
  2. Nick Driver

    Nick Driver Guest

    Shane, you can also get a $250 PCI card from the M-Audio (Delta, midiman) folks that has a TDIF interface port on it for dumping 8 tracks simultaneously between your PC and DA-38/78/88/x8.

    I was really gung-ho to getting myself a DSP2000 C-Port for my home studio until last night when I stumbled across and listened to some examples of work done with an Aardvark Direct Pro 24/96 and it just absolutely blew my socks off.

    Until very recently, Aardvark had an extremely mega-bad reputation because they couldn't seem to produce software drivers that would make their units work right on a Windows PC, but about a week ago they finally released the long awaited WDM drivers for W2K/XP and everybody that was on the verge of going postal towards Aardvark is suddenly exclaiming that the new, long-awaited drivers are working fantastically and singing glorious praises about them.

    The Aardvark Direct Pro 24/96 has four mic preamp balanced inputs, 6 outputs, midi, and extremely good on-paper specs. It's $499 at most online vendors, a hundred more than the DSP2000 C-Port.

    If anybody else here can offer some insight into the Direct Pro 24/96 and its bigger brother the Q10 please do so. After hearing the 24/96 I think I'm gonna go nutso if I don't get one soon. I would've liked to have 8 analog ins and outs, like in the Q10, but after choking on my credit card bill from purchasing all my new ANUS parts, financial reality has set in and I can't afford the extra $$$.
     
  3. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Well, I had a Q10 here for a week or so, and it ran fine under Windows 98. I got impatient waiting for the W2K drivers, and my needs changed, so I sent it back- the 'B' computer is on the shelf for a while, and the 'A' computer is going to be a 16 I/O RME setup.

    The Q10 is really ugly, too. However, it sounds fantastic, as did the Aark 20/20 I had a couple of years ago. I wouldn't have any qualms about recommending them, given that the new drivers are supposed to be solid.
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    AAARRRGHHHHHH :mad:
    Who many friggen threads can we have on the same topic?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    C'mon people....this is starting to get ridiculous! Research the forums for threads allready started on this topic and keep those going instead of scattering them along the beaches of the world!!! Understood?
    Thank you for your cooperation...you are now free to roam about the forums!
    Opus
     
  5. ShaneSelby

    ShaneSelby Guest

    Excuse me Opus if you were referring to my question. I am trying to find a comparison between the Delta 1010 and DSP2000. I have been over alot of threads on this site but have not seen one that had compared the two in any detail. As a matter of fact, there is not much info on the DSP2000 here at all. Also, If you read my question, I was also asking about a sound card with TDIF connections for my Tascam. Is that a question that has also been covered greatly here on these boards?? Not that I saw. I feel like I had a couple of good questions and if you dont feel like answering them then dont, but there is no reason to suggest that I shouldnt ask. I respect yours and other peoples opinions here and that is the only reason I asked. If anyone can help answer my question I would appreciate it. Nick do you know the model number of the M-audio card with TDIF connections? I have looked but cant seen to find it? Does in intergrate with the 1010 or seperate? Thanks.....
     
  6. Nick Driver

    Nick Driver Guest

  7. ShaneSelby

    ShaneSelby Guest

    Thanks for the link!
     
  8. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Ah. Mmmm, I think seven. We're not there yet, people, let's get some more threads where I can talk about the Q10 I don't have anymore.

     
  9. Nick Driver

    Nick Driver Guest

    We need to postulate a new theorem here: For every individual thread that mentions an ANUS, there must also be a corresponding additional individual and separate thread that discusses
    which audio interface to choose.
     
  10. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

     

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