Once Again: Which interface better...

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Member Since: Dec 30, 2004

Thanks for the posts on my question i sent some hours ago. I went searching some more.
I'd like to know what are the pros and cons of external interfaces such as the Mbox or the lexicon omega against recording interfaces such as muto 828 or the ST Audio DSP 2000.
The prices are not that different but in the muto and the DSP 2000 there are more ins and outs and more functions.
Which interface is more worthwhile and why does the Mbox and the omega still have such great popularity against the 828 and the DSP 2000.
Very interested to find out!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Dec 30, 2004 05:51 pm

Well, I gotta start by saying nobody can say one is "better" than the other, it's all relative...whats better for me may not work for you...know what I mean?

I can't say much for the Motu and ST Audio because I have never worked with them, however, the mBox is a more established product, it's been around for a while, plus it is a Digidesign product, so it comes with a light version of ProTools which seels some people all by itself...not me personally, but some. Lexicon comes with a decent tracking app too. I don't know about the Motu or ST Audio tools, maybe they come with lesser software bundles but more ins and outs, perhaps one uses cheaper a/d and d/a converters or something...

My point is that the number of ins and outs alone don't dictate the price all by itself, it's also quality of parts, bundled software and much more...don't by on ins and outs alone.

Since: Dec 27, 2004

Jan 03, 2005 02:40 pm

I would recommend against the Lexicon. It has really high latency and a very grainy sound to it as well. Any time I've used one I've not been pleased with the results.

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