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Old 07-31-2019, 07:51 AM
lampmusic lampmusic is offline
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Default USB C or Thunderbolt interface

Mainly for music production on PT Vanilla with 2018 Macbook pro.

Which seems to be working the best these days?
Main System 2019 MBP 16 inch / I9 / 32GB RAM.
Pro Tools 2020.5.0

Studio: Old quad-core Mac Mini running PTHD 11 Native / AVID IO(won't pay reinstatement lol)
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:30 AM
Balanced Jack Balanced Jack is offline
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Default Re: USB C or Thunderbolt interface

Presonus Quantum
A/D sounds great. One of the lowest latency’s in it’s class. Mic Pres are pretty good. Includes Talkback, Monitor Controller, MIDI, iOS Remote and more. I’m running PT 2019 Ultimate on a 2013 MacBook Pro with Mojave.

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Old 11-14-2019, 08:29 PM
blewgrass blewgrass is offline
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Default Re: USB C or Thunderbolt interface

I use a thunderbolt Focusrite Clarett 8x just for the interface, but to get to my MacBook Pro (which only has usb C) I use an adapter. From there I'm running an ADAT optical cable to the A/D card of a Focusrite Isa 428 mk 1! kind of complicated but it's working.
The ISA 428 is kinda neat because with it's card option I can use any preamps or outboard gear I want with nice results. My only desire is to try different tape emulators to get the "analog" vibe going, because I do mostly acoustic instruments and am looking for a vintage sound. I have a distressed and 6176 but I have yet to get that "tape" sound.

would love to hear any ideas...or gear. seriously looking at the Rupert Neve 5042 tape machine... don't want the 500 module because I don't want the expense of adding a lunchbox
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:32 PM
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
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Default Re: USB C or Thunderbolt interface

For "tape warmth", use a tape machine plugin on your tracks. Most can be demoed, so check out options from Waves, Slate and any others you can find. Remember to look at the plugin's "analog" settings as some will add tape hiss by default. Assuming you DON'T want that, set that to off/zero, save as a plugin preset and set the plugin to default to that preset instead of the factory default
Gigabyte X79/intel i7 3930K, 32GB RAM, Presonus Studio 1810C

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Old 11-17-2019, 12:35 AM
BScout BScout is offline
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Default Re: USB C or Thunderbolt interface

USB C is a type of connector shape.
Thunderbolt 3 also uses USB C connectors.
As does USB 3.1 gen2.
There are even some USB 3.1 gen1 that use USB C connectors.
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