Several firewire interfaces, very comfused.

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by theaero, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. theaero

    theaero Guest

    Alright, so here are the interface's ive been looking at.

    MOTU 828mkII

    Presonus Firestudio

    RME Fireface 800.

    MOTU 896HD

    Motu 8pre

    Basically, preamps are a plus, but they arent nessisary, because I have a mackie 1604 with 16 preamps. However, having some nicer preamps than the XDRs on the mackie would be nice (they arent colorful enough for me)

    I definitely want firewire, and something that works well with cubase.

    Mainly I just care about the AD/DA, and general sound quality / quality.

  2. theaero

    theaero Guest

    also the motu traveler is something ive been looking at.
  3. Mandachuva

    Mandachuva Guest

    I've got a Focusrite Saffire LE, and I'm very satisfied with it's sound quality - except the preamps, which are only OK; works perfectly on my PCI-Firewire card with a TI chipset. So you could also look into the Saffire range from Focusrite (the Pro 26, if you need a lot of I/O)- the preamps should be better or at least the same as the ones in your Mackie desk.

    Just my two cents worth...

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