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TimMcMorris says

Hey guys, I need your help :)

I am looking to buy a firewire audio interface to add to my existing gear… and I want something tried, tested and true. Really low latency, no added interference, great pre-amps, great drivers – you get the picture. It needs to have a good history with Windows 7 64 bit and major DAW ’s.

I am not talking about the m-audio fast track or anything like that (though I am interested if anyone owns/uses the profire 2626 http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/ProFire2626.html ) , I mean something really solid and it must be firewire, not USB .

If you have personal experience with a great firewire interface – even better! Price doesn’t matter.

If you got some info, please post away :) Thanks!!!

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thesecession says

Im a huge fan of the Motu 828 mk3

http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/828mk3

I have never had a single issue with it and it seems to be built like a rock. To be quite honest though I have never used the drivers with a windows machine so I cannot offer any advice in that department.

The mic pres are quite good for the price. However there is room for improvement depending on your taste and quality expectations. Of course they don’t sound like a $15,000 mic pre but I think they’re fine for a home studio.

Same case with the A/D’s.

Overall, I would definitely take it into consideration, I am very happy with mine!

Forgot to add that the midi performance has been perfect for me as well. Zero latency issues.

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reubenchng says

Hey Tim!

i’m using the m-audio profire 2626! It’s a great interface and i grow to love it more and more each day! Octane preamps sound good, the drivers and softwares are great. I love it. It works as a standalone too with routable outputs and inputs to your choice.

And it records up to 192khz too! I fully recommend this interface, no problems at all and say what, m-audio’s support is pretty good. So dont worry about driver updates.

Another interface you can look into is the focusrite octopre MKII . Good luck finding one! But M-Audio is my favourite and easiest to use.

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SonicCube says

Hello Tim

I’m using Motu Firewire Audio Interfaces since about 10 years, and never experienced anything bad with them. ( MOTU 828 mk I, MOTU 828 mk II ).

There are also portable versions of the MOTU Firewire Interfaces, with almost the same specifications, but much smaller in sizes.

Check them out :)

Cheers Daniel

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soundroll says
RME Fireface 800 or 400 – stable, quality DA / AD converters. http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_fireface_800.php
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TimMcMorris says

Thanks everyone this is perfect, I will check all of these out! Appreciate the help :)

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D_Cooper says

RME Fireface 800 is perfect.
I know many famous music bands with amazing sound who use these interface.

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garethcoker Reviewer says
soundroll said
RME Fireface 800 or 400 – stable, quality DA / AD converters. http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_fireface_800.php

+1 – anything by RME is rock-solid .

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joesacco says

I hear a lot of good things about the Apogee interfaces.

http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/

Good luck Tim!

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BrownHouseMedia says

If you are going to be using pro-tools, look at picking up a digi002 rack and having the guys at blacklion do the signature series mod to the box. With the mod the digi002 sounds amazing!

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