MOTU 24i/o quality and WinXP compatability

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by stickjam, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. stickjam

    stickjam Guest

    Anyone using a MOTU 24i/o on WindowsXP? Can you speak as to your experiences with its stability.

    For all MOTU 24i/o users: Any comments as to the sonic quality?

    I'm basically looking for one great-sounding place to plug everything into and route wherever without messing with a patch bay or console--for both recording and practice purposes. I've looked for analog consoles that give that kind of flexibility with lots of inputs in an inline configuration; all I've found within my budget range was Behringer (which gives me the heebie jeebies) and Mackie (not as much as B in the feature aspect, sounds blah), then a price chasm until the (financially unreachable for me) Soundcraft, Midas, etc. lines.


  2. tundrkys

    tundrkys Guest

    I should probably give the guys in this forum more time to chime in, but as I tend to float through message boards, I can't say when I'll be back.
    But there is a guy on the Sonar forum, that uses a 24io, with XP, He absolutely loves it, and raves about the stability of his system.
    Go over there, and do a search, I'm sure you'll find much reference.
  3. damienthorn

    damienthorn Guest

    or even check out the RME Fireface 800 at
  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    I used to have the 24i, the original model and it was decent enough with Motu DP. Of course you have to have 24 ch of preamps to fully utilize it as these are analog inputs only, no preamps and no other connections like light pipe or spdif. I now do have the motu 828mkii and the sound quality is a step above the original 24 i. Im sure the new 24 io is just about the same speed as the 828mkii (sound quality wise.) Motu's converters are ok but when a friend brough a rosetta to plug in the 828mkii I could tell right away the difference a better AD makes. I had to go out and buy one right away after that.
  5. damienthorn

    damienthorn Guest

    and talking of converters ... there was a recent head-to-head between the RME ADI-8 DS (£1280) and the Apogee AD8000 (nearer £5000) which the RME unit won. The converters from this unit form the basis of the conversion stages in other RME kit, such as the Fireface, Multiface et al ...

    the head-to-head can be located in the reviews section at:

    EDITORS note:In the interest of balance and fairness, it should be noted that damienthorn works for Synthax
    6 out of 7 posts (so far) from damienthorn are in regard to the Fireface800.... so take that into consideration when reading his posts.
  6. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    wile we are on the subject of converters whats the consensus about the delta 1010 converters?
  7. damienthorn

    damienthorn Guest

    right, i've added my occupation to my profile ... hopefully that should make things clearer ...
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.

    Thanks MON! Perhaps a little blurb in your sig line would be appropriate... This is what Fletcher from Mercenary and a lot of the other reps from gear dealers do ... It lets the readers know where it is coming from. You can even include a link to your company if you would like.

    Thanks for your understanding ... very professional of you. A reaction such as yours only serves to make you look better and makes me feel better about taking you remarks at face value.
  9. damienthorn

    damienthorn Guest

    cool ... i'm on it ... cheers my friend ...
  10. stickjam

    stickjam Guest

    (edited by Stickjam)

    I had a follow on question here which I spun off into a new thread


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