MOTU???

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by claysims03, Apr 30, 2007.

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  1. claysims03

    claysims03 Guest

    Anyone use Motu im looking at the Motu HD192 PCI anyone have any comments on this is it a good unit or can u get the same quality out a cheaper interface and what is the advantges between PCI and Firewire?
     
  2. jwfatgruv

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    Hi All!

    I have had an hd192 since they first came out. I'm very happy with it. I have a very complete MOTU setup: hd192, 1296, 2408mkll, and a 308. These are all connected to the PCI-424 card inside my G5 2x2. I also use Digital Performer.

    This has been a very solid system for me. I work on it everyday for my living.
     
  3. claysims03

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    awesome well i have an odd question im looking at the motu HD192 and i dont see any monitor out is there a reason for that do i need another unti for monitor outputs or am i missing something can u help please?
     
  4. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

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    typically u would just use one pair of outputs for monitoring. Do you work on a PC or a Mac ?

    Cheers!
    Sidhu
     
  5. claysims03

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    I use PC havnt taken the MAC jump yet.
     
  6. Sidhu

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    well.. i really don't consider it a jump. PC's work just as well now, if not better. Provided they are a careful match of components.

    While PCI will be restricted to use within your desktop. A firewire interface is portable and can be used with laptops too.


    You might also be interested in checking out the e-mu and RME alternatives.

    E-mu have the 1616 line, which has some very fine converters, and reasonable built in pres. It is compatible with both PCI and cardbus for laptops :

    http://www.emu.com/products/product.asp?category=505&subcategory=491&product=13552

    Also check out the RME line. Very fine gear.



    Cheers!
    Sidhu
     
  7. LAVLAB

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    if you're pc, don't get an older motu w/the 324 card - what a headache!!
     
  8. claysims03

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    ok i appreciate it
     
  9. Arez

    Arez Guest

    What the different PCI424 and PCIe424 for MOTU HD192?
    there is effect for recording?
     
  10. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

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    Uhh, one is PCI, the other is the newer PCIe bus.

    :lol: 8)
     
  11. Gib

    Gib Active Member

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    I originally ran the hd192 on a pc with winxp, and i had some headaches. The drivers just didnt seem to be reliable enough for me to feel safe doing business with that rig. I bought a Mac a couple of years back, and everything was rock solid and seamless from then out. So If your going to stick with PC, id find another alternative. I do love the sound of the converters for the price though! As far as monitoring, I run 2 ch's out, into a controller, into active speakers. Voila!
     

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