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Old 06-06-2015, 09:45 PM
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Looking for recommendations on a cheap all in one interface. I was previously using an HD1 setup with a 192 i/o. Got rid of it right before the HDX and HD Native came out. At some point in time I'll probably go to an hd native interface with an omni but looking for something in between now. An associate offered to sell me his rack plus he's not using for $300 but I would like to see what ever else is out there. This is not a professional studio, mainly used for composing, song arrangement, scratch vocals, voice overs, commercials / announcements, basic music production (gospel, R&B) before moving to a higher quality place.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:46 PM
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Forgot to mention. Preferably firewire or USB interface as my mac does not have lightning.
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:54 AM
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Foucusrite, Universal Audio, and RME are the popular choices these days
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:32 AM
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Looking for recommendations on a cheap all in one interface. I was previously using an HD1 setup with a 192 i/o. Got rid of it right before the HDX and HD Native came out. At some point in time I'll probably go to an hd native interface with an omni but looking for something in between now. An associate offered to sell me his rack plus he's not using for $300 but I would like to see what ever else is out there. This is not a professional studio, mainly used for composing, song arrangement, scratch vocals, voice overs, commercials / announcements, basic music production (gospel, R&B) before moving to a higher quality place.
There's tons of stuff out there but I can recommend to find a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40(FW) for $300. I've had no problems other than the occasional weird moment that happens with all hardware/software. I'm on PT HD 9.0.6, have an older Mac Pro than yours and performance has been really good with this piece, coming from an HD3 Accel. I'd go up to Mac OS 10.6.8 though. I don't really use the Saffire Mix Software that comes with it either, just initial setup really and then forget it's there, although it does work well if you need to use it. Good luck.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:52 AM
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I don't know about Macs, but the Roland Studio Capture works great on our PCs over USB 2. I'm an EE and am really impressed with it's performance. My son is the musician, mixer, etc. and has found it very user friendly and capable for his current recording needs. But, because of PT's apparent ASIO and/or other "stability problems", he uses Reason for recording and bounces the tracks to PT for mixing.

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Forgot to mention. Preferably firewire or USB interface as my mac does not have lightning.
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I've always had luck with the Persons interfaces. Drivers are solid and seem to work well with PT.
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Persons interfaces.
I'm assuming autocorrect ate Presonus?
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If being on a budget/not wanting to spend tons of money yet looking for professionally
useable quality, Focusrite is the best bang for the buck at the moment.
I would highly recommend to check out the Focusrite Saffire range as these are really
decent quality, very versatile and are working well with Pro Tools.
http://www.sweetwater.com/c683--Fire...N1c3JpdGUiXX19
http://us.focusrite.com/firewire-audio-interfaces

Btw they are Firewire connected, for later Macs however they work well with the original
Apple Thunderbolt-to-Firewire-Adapter.

The Saffire 26 is a very nice piece of gear for the price ($300.-)!
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SaffPro26
http://us.focusrite.com/firewire-aud...saffire-pro-26

The Saffire Pro 40 will be a good deal if one needs more preamps ($500.-).
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SaffPro40
http://us.focusrite.com/firewire-aud...saffire-pro-40

Both offer ADAT, SPDIF, Midi I/O etc.
And the Saffires are proven to work well with Pro Tools 11/12 as well.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:40 PM
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They seem to have rather serious unresolved issues on PCs, but that's not the case on Macs?

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If being on a budget/not wanting to spend tons of money yet looking for professionally
useable quality, Focusrite is the best bang for the buck at the moment.
I would highly recommend to check out the Focusrite Saffire range as these are really
decent quality, very versatile and are working well with Pro Tools.
http://www.sweetwater.com/c683--Fire...N1c3JpdGUiXX19
http://us.focusrite.com/firewire-audio-interfaces

Btw they are Firewire connected, for later Macs however they work well with the original
Apple Thunderbolt-to-Firewire-Adapter.

The Saffire 26 is a very nice piece of gear for the price ($300.-)!
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SaffPro26
http://us.focusrite.com/firewire-aud...saffire-pro-26

The Saffire Pro 40 will be a good deal if one needs more preamps ($500.-).
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SaffPro40
http://us.focusrite.com/firewire-aud...saffire-pro-40

Both offer ADAT, SPDIF, Midi I/O etc.
And the Saffires are proven to work well with Pro Tools 11/12 as well.

Last edited by Amack; 06-24-2015 at 02:50 PM. Reason: spelling
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:10 PM
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They seem to have rather serious unresolved issues on PCs, but hat's not the case on Macs?
The Saffires do work much better on Macs in conjunction with PT11/12 in general.
They also work better than the USB Scarletts and generally all the Focusrites seem
to be more stable and better working on Macs than on PCs at the moment.
Curious about the new Claretts.
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