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Old 09-22-2015, 12:17 PM
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Default Presonus FireStudio and PT11

Will Presonus FireStudio work with Pro Tools 11 on an Apple? A buddy of mine is selling two for a very good price, but he uses **base. Also can I use it with my existing Steinberg UR22?
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:51 PM
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Default Re: Presonus FireStudio and PT11

Check the Presonus website to see if you can find what OSX version(s) can work with the FS. Just my 2 cents, but I had one of them and found it somewhat of a PITA to set up, and it sounded no better than my 003.
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: Presonus FireStudio and PT11

How does the 003 sound? What is best interface to get for the best price. I would love to have 12 inputs for a live situation, but 8 would do.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:14 PM
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Default New interface suggestions.

I'm looking to replace my Steinberg UR22 with an interface with more inputs and outputs. What is a good sounding interface for the least amount of money? I can't quite get a 48 channel Neve board yet :/ lol
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: New interface suggestions.

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What is a good sounding interface for the least amount of money?
As you are on Mac you may just look into both Focusrite series,
the Saffire series (Firewire/Thunderbolt) and the Scarlett series (USB).

The Saffires are widely, successfully used by Pro Tools pros.
Saffire Pro 26
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SaffPro26
Saffire Pro 40
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SaffPro40

The Scarletts are really nice ones with Mac too, plug and play, no driver needed
(unfortunately not recommended with Windows due to massive driver issues).
The Scarlett 18i8
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlett18i8
The Scarlett 18i20
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlett18i20

Good quality yet affordable ones might be found at Motu as well.
Motu 4pre
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/4pre
Motu 8pre USB
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/8preUSB
Motu 828Mk3
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/828mk3Hy

Presonus got some.
Presonus FireStudio Project
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FireStuProj
Presonus Audiobox 1818
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AudioBox1818

Finally a very affordable and recent one from M-Audio.
M-Audio M-Track 8
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MTrack8

I personally think you could get happy with one of the Focusrites (Saffires or Scarletts)
as they offer great audio- and build quality for the price.
Anyway you may find the one suits best for you and your system.

The very best to you!
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:26 AM
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Default Re: New interface suggestions.

I would advise you have a look at Apogee products !! The best there can be !
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:43 AM
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Default Re: New interface suggestions.

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I would advise you have a look at Apogee products !! The best there can be !
Oh yeah, me love Apogee too a lot!

Unfortunately the most affordable units are the Apogee One and the Apogee Duet
and both offer only 2 inputs/outputs (Duet offers 4 outs incl. headphones).
The OP already has had the Steinberg UR22 which has 2 inputs/outputs as well
and he was asking for an interface

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with more inputs and outputs...for the least amount of money
As much as I love Apogee but this is not the category where Apogee shines.

The next higher level Apogee unit, the Quartet, which offers 4 inputs/6 outputs
(more outs incl. ADAT and headphones out) already costs $1495.- which definitely
is not affordable.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Quartet

Don´t get me wrong, it´s worth every penny, I know that because I had one for 3
years and still love it a lot! On the other hand this is no "for the least of money"-unit.
Even more Apogee´s multichannel units like the Ensemble Thunderbolt or the Symphony
which start at $2000.- initially.

If one can afford it, Apogee is one of the finest gear one can get but it´s not the best
bang for the buck for sure.
That´s why I excluded Apogee from the recommended list above.

Cheers.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:56 AM
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How does the 003 sound? What is best interface to get for the best price. I would love to have 12 inputs for a live situation, but 8 would do.
Please, check my posting in the other thread you have opened as I have made you a list with the most affordable 8+ I/O units available.
As mentioned there you might look into the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 or the Scarlett 18i20. Those are reliable, very good sounding and do
work very well with Pro Tools and Mac.
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