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MOTU 24io?

I have a Echo Layla 3G and a Yamaha O1V96V2 mixer, I use with Cubase/Wavelab etc. I have thought of getting rid of those and going with the MOTU 24/IO. I use PC, and I know there have been problems in the past with MOTU and PC's. Should I stick with what I have or make the change?


cfaalm Sat, 08/19/2006 - 18:19
It looks like you need a lot of inputs. I have sort of the same stuff doing the same thing.
Yamaha 01v96 and i88x on mLAN, Roland JD-800 and R8m, Alesis QS6.1, Korg WaveSR, Cubase SX, various mics 'n' gits.

While you still have your money in your pocket, it's not like your current setup "needs" replacement.

Consider buying a microphone, some decent VST drums and synths (which I am doing) so you don't have to connect so much outboard stuff. There is so much good stuff out there. Then you can eventually sell the Yammy or the Layla plus maybe any of your then obsolete outboard synth modules (I don't know which you got, some might be hard to part from :wink: ).

This is of course just my pov. Hopefully you'll get some more input.

zemlin Sat, 08/19/2006 - 19:24
I'm running an old 24i and have had good success with it. I don't think it's worse than any other audio gear as far as being demanding for clean resources. I've had it in 3 PCs and it's worked fine in all 3 - a VIA chipset-based Dual P3 800, an Intel chipset-based P3 750, and the current machine which is a P4 2.4 Northwood - Intel chipset as well.

I like the interface - TRS analog ins and every one is the same. Makes it straight forward, as long as you have an arm-load of patch cables. I have no desire to move away from MOTU.

I've also had decent success with their support. They can be difficult to reach, but they do pick up the phone and are very helpful once you get past the busy signal.