Question for MOTU interface users?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by JamesG, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. JamesG

    JamesG Guest

    Hello, I was thinking of buying an older 896 for use with logic pro 7. My question is how does the cuemix software work? do i have to use it to route signals? thanks
  2. ghennigan

    ghennigan Guest

    Actually the Cuemix software is only necesary if you do not own any kind of software to use with the MOTU interface. The 896 requires a driver install, but after that it works seamlessly with any app that supports core Audio (Logic, Cuebase, DP and many others). All routing is done within the appication of your choice. I highly suggest the 896 as it gives you a great sound at up to 96kHz at 24 bits.
  3. DIGIT

    DIGIT Guest

    It's been a long while since I have used Cuemix but, when I was running my system on Mac OS9 with Logic 5-6 I had to use Cumix to have ZERO latency monitoring. So, I had saved a LOGIC pre-set which 'hardwried' monitoring on a channel pair of my 2408MKII.

    Since I have OSX and a *dedicated A/D/A converter* I no longer need it because I now monitor directly off the converter, not the MOTU, while recording.

    I think the issu is the same *IF* you are using the MOTU as you A/D converter and you want to avoid the latency caused by 'software' monitoring' in Logic while recording.

    But, double ck with Motu because as I have said it's been a while...
  4. SkamaWhoHa

    SkamaWhoHa Guest

    The original 896 does not support Cue Mix (because it does not have an internal mixer). The 896HD does. My advice is to go with the 896HD or a Traveler or something, because CueMix is pretty awesome. With the original 896 you can only monitor two channels at a time, and they must be a stereo pair ie only 1 and 2, or only 3 and 4, or only 1, or only 2.

    Kinda stinks unless you are using the 896 solely for its AD, in which case there are probably options that would suit you better. Get an HD.

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