Audio interface with isadora

  • thanks for sharing your 410 v 101 experience.  the fa 101 looks like a fantastic machine, however it's proving a difficult one to track down.

    i feel slightly spoilt for choice.

  • My experiences with many different MOTU products has kept me coming back to their hardware.  I teach audio at a local college and have purchased over 20 different MOTU audio interfaces and have experienced continued uninterrupted use.  I have a number of Isadora works with 8 audio outputs and the MOTU units have been solid.

  • i've come across the edirol fa 66 today.  still i'm unsure what to plump for.  clearly the initial response of a budget device like the m audio 410 (well budget due to re sale on ebay) was a starting point and through the process have quickly got up to speed with what else is available.  i had worked with an m audio box in the past.  the motu stuff looks fantastic, however there amount of features they pack are way more than my current scope of work.  then there's the saffire pro 14.

    ummm.  dam this indescision.

  • True it is not easy to pick one. For me was Focusright preamps that helped to decide(actually I got Digidesign M-Box 1gen with these and loved it). For other reasons I bought Mackie Onyx Satellite that have pretty much as good preamps but I use the MBox still with the mac I keep 10.5.6 specially for recording. If I would have found Saffire PRO 24 with good price I would be much happier now. I almost never use the Onyx nowdays.

    BTW for everyday playback only I use HarmonyAudio Firewire.
     It was very cheap (due to discontinued?) 50 quid or so and for playback my Macboo Pro it is plenty.

  • thank you for your post vanakaru. your refering to your everyday playback option has made me realise that actually i'm primarily after everyday playback and that's kind of why i'm having so many problems deciding which interface to plump for.

    i've of course now got it into my head that firewire will be better than usb and i'd like as many outputs as possible so i can carry on experimenting once i've done four.  kind of building in spare capacity from the start to allow future expansions.
    i tried to find the miglia harmony audio interface.  i think you did well to get that when you did, as it seems to have disappeared off the internet since!

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  • thank you for the link skulpture.  i've continued my research and there does seem to be the opinion that for recording firewire is definitely the way to go.  i've also been looking at the usb focusrite interfaces and was quite surprised to find them about the same price as the firewire interfaces.  i think i have some sort of firewire / usb hang up.

    i do notice with the focusrite firewire stuff that it comes bundled with ableton lite.  
    if only there was a toy library where i could borrow something for a month and then return it.  
    i looked again at the edirol fa 66 and it's aesthetic quality certainly took my eye this morning.  
    so it' ll be a weekend of watching ebay and being patient.

  • I have intermitted communication with a new AKAI EIE Pro USB interface with 4 channel in and out and 4 usb hub.  Why might IZZY not see the device ( even after running scan devices) in the audio/sound input in LIVE CAPTURE SETTINGS?  I don't see it in the potential devices in system prefs either.  I am on mountain lion on a 2011 MBPro.  I have had it work. I tried different order of booting and loading etc.  Any help would be great.

  • Does it show up in Apple's Audio MIDI Setup application? Using that program, can you for instance, make it the default sound input device?

    Do you have the proper drivers for Mountain Lion installed? Are you sure it supports Mountain Lion?
    Best Wishes,

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    If you go to thier website;

    Go to documents and downloads; there is some information about GateKeeper and drivers for Mountain Lion.