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I Need a good USB I/O box

physix

TRIBE Member
aside from the OZONE (i already have a midi controller),
what do you guys recommend as an I/O Converter...??


Thanks, guys!
 
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physix

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also, how do i know what's 1.1 and what's 2.0...

like.. i'm lookingon M Audio's site at the dif't ones and there's no mention of the Quatro being a USB 1.1, for instance.... thanks guys... as always, your collective knowledge is a heaven-send!


edit:

is it when it says

2 x 2 analog I/O (as in the M-Audio DUO)
and 1 x 1 sanalog I/O (as in the Quatro)???
 
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Isosceles_CAT

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Originally posted by physix
how do i know what's 1.1 and what's 2.0...
2.0 is pretty new and superior, so if the product is 2.0, they will prolly advertise that fact as it is a high selling point...whereas if there is no indication I would guess that its because it is 1.0 or 1.1.
 
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physix

TRIBE Member
i see.... hrmmmm.....

but for firewire.... would i need to have some
adaptor on the back of my computer...?? I don't
think I have a firewire for it....
 

Isosceles_CAT

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Is it a PCI machine? If so firewire cards are about $40 at radio shack. If you can afford it, a firewire audio interface will produce far superior results [IMO]. But if its PCI you could always just get a sound card, which is optimal. If it's a laptop I don't know how/if firewire can be added. I would guess it could be easily though.
 

DeepSix

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there's likely a PCMCIA card for firewire...you can probably also get USB 2.0 upgrade cards on PCMCIA or PCI bus cards.

I use a MOTU 828 firewire interface with great results.
My friend uses that Edirol UA-1000 on USB 2.0 with equally great results.

Personally, I think USB 1.1 is waaaaay to slow to make practical sense if you can afford to upgrade or get better gear.

The choice is yours.
 

physix

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Isosceles_CAT
Is it a PCI machine? If so firewire cards are about $40 at radio shack. If you can afford it, a firewire audio interface will produce far superior results [IMO]. But if its PCI you could always just get a sound card, which is optimal. If it's a laptop I don't know how/if firewire can be added. I would guess it could be easily though.
so, ultimately you're saying I should
get off my lazy ass and install the M Audio
Delta audio card that i've had since January?

;)

yeah... i should probablty do that, i guess

:p
 

Cheap Ego

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thanks for your earlier advice on USB, ICat. I eneded up getting the Delta 44 instead and I couldn't be happier...especially considering it's cheaper than the Quattro...
 
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musork

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I dont know I use this
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=products.main&ID=81703e2203e2556c9d650c1b3d3a6e79
paired up with this
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=products.main&ID=ece56c6762d7f5440c52b8a67b37fb38
in the studio with zero and I mean zero problems...
and belive it or not at the advice of kit clayton and mim cascone I picked up this for live shows and its probally the best sound card Ive ever used
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/
I was using this
http://www.edirol.com/products/info/ua1a.html
which I found made things sound muddy some times....
oh and for live midi I was and still am going with midi usb and the
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=products.main&ID=b4a8849dceaffac747e83be310498fa8
how ever Im about to swith over to this:
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=products.main&ID=2505615704f241ab716639de0db48fef
I used to use an earlier version of this one but I retunred it when I was bascially inconpatable with most every thing I used...
but Ive tried out this one and it works sweetly with every thing I use...
and as soon as I add a second laptop to my studio and live set up Ill have both controlers up and running and 2 laptops both speaking exchanging data using a tcpip data link through max/msp....
Ive been doing this in the studio with my laptop and desktop and it works amazingly well...
no need to confuse things with a midi sync set up for both laptops as they are locked via tcp/ip and a single ethernet cable...
but I think im way off topic here my point was I am happy with my m audio quatro adn the digo I/O with it...
 
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