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Computer Hardware Audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, control surfaces, MIDI controllers & USB MIDI keyboards (not motherboards or system components)

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Old 11th September 2008 , 06:23 PM
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Hi.. was wondering if anyone could help me....
Im looking for a sound card for music production.
Im interested in the Edirol UA-101 and the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra.
Any idea which is the preferred?
I've also just come across the Edirol M16DX digital mixer.
Do i need a seperate sound card for this??
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Hi.. was wondering if anyone could help me....
Im looking for a sound card for music production.
Im interested in the Edirol UA-101 and the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra.
Any idea which is the preferred?
I've also just come across the Edirol M16DX digital mixer.
Do i need a seperate sound card for this??
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mac or pc?
i would say M-audio simply for the fact it's M-powered compatible, though iv heard issues with the drivers on mac 10.5.4, may be some one here has first hand experience with them or the m-audio in particular?

yes i think the mixer is an audio interface too but can some one else confirm
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Old 11th September 2008 , 06:32 PM
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RME HDSP 9632
these guys are brilliant, looking at your budget id say go for this one, the fireface 400 even better
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thanks guys... i must say that i would prefer something with hands on like the digital mixer.
any idea if it is an audio interface as well, and how good is it?
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whew... the fireface 400 is over $1000, the others are half the price.
A little too steep for me.
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oh yeah..., im using a PC
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If you want hands on and an audio interface, spare the cash and look at either the Tascam FW1884 or the M-audio Promix. Both are audio interfaces and control surfaces. M-audio will work with Pro-tools and comes bundled together for 800 or 725 on its own from DV or the tascam (which works as a standalone mixer if you ever need that option) is about 700 if i remember right. i think the tascam offers 8 mic pres and a load of other stuff but id say those 2 are the best combos on the market as all the faders are motorized so you get total recall of a project.
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If you want hands on and an audio interface, spare the cash and look at either the Tascam FW1884 or the M-audio Promix. Both are audio interfaces and control surfaces. M-audio will work with Pro-tools and comes bundled together for 800 or 725 on its own from DV or the tascam (which works as a standalone mixer if you ever need that option) is about 700 if i remember right. i think the tascam offers 8 mic pres and a load of other stuff but id say those 2 are the best combos on the market as all the faders are motorized so you get total recall of a project.
The Tascam looks like an impressive piece of kit. Any idea what the pres are like on it? I presume one would still need to add on a pre like those discussed on other threads.
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The Tascam looks like an impressive piece of kit. Any idea what the pres are like on it? I presume one would still need to add on a pre like those discussed on other threads.
Theyre not bad, not heard that particular mixer but theyre the same as the ones on thr rack version that is now discontinued and they sounded alright, pretty clear, didnt seem to add much "character" or anything just smooth pres, but yeah i guess if you want silky smooth then better pres are going to be on the cards.
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