[Ardour-Users] iMac + Firewire card?
mcs_ardour at savigear.com
Mon May 23 06:19:53 PDT 2011
We're thinking of adding a Mac to our studio (the Linux PC is getting
flaky and there are some Mac software options we want access to) and the
current budget indicates an iMac (the pro range are too expensive and I
don't think they'll help much).
It looks like this means we'll need an external sound card. We have a
couple of old Tascam units (a 122 and a 428) but we've always found the
USB 1.1 gives us some latency or drop-out issues. This leads me to
suspect I need firewire (or maybe Thunderbolt but I suspect these will
be overkill buy several grand!).
I don't think I need more than two input tracks, four at the most. I
want XLR or 1/4" options for each though. I have found a few reviews
here and there, but nothing as specific as you guys might be able to
offer. Budget in the region of $3-400.
Can anyone make any recommendations?
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