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Stable to use 3x MOTU 8 Pre interfaces?
Mon, 05/19/2008 - 11:34
I have a quick question for you. Do you think it is stable to use 3x Motu 8 Pre interfaces with Logic 8 and a G5 2.0 dual to record live shows?
Mon, 05/19/2008 - 12:19#1
Probably not a good idea since the MOTU 8Pre does not have word clock input or output.
A few years back I used a series of MOTU 896HD FireWire interfaces to get a lot of simultaneous recording tracks. When there were more than two interfaces, it wasn't reliable until I added an external word clock generator in a "star" configuration. I wrote up an article describing my experiments...
...otherwise, watch out for very brief, fraction of a second dropouts that you might not hear or see at first glance!
Mon, 05/19/2008 - 12:43#3
That could be good... I like the Octopres I've got, although mine are not the scaled-down LE. Note that the LE can only go up to 48k and uses an external power supply.
I have not used or seen the Profire, but it sounds like a less complicated setup than multiple MOTUs. Can't speak to its stability.
In previous versions of Logic, it was unable to see multiple FireWire interfaces (Apple OS limitation). But I think that's finally been implemented. If not, or with older versions of Logic/Mac OS, the ProFire might be better than multiple MOTUs.