Native instruments or presonus

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badguy#5
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Native instruments or presonus

Post by badguy#5 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:05 pm

Which would you choose audio 8 with no disk or cables for 150 or firebox With everything for 130 And why thanks

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by McQ714 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:09 pm

why are these your only choices? why is this even a topic?

i would choose the RME with everything it needs to run for $1200!!!

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by badguy#5 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:15 pm

You don't like the topic don't reply just wanted some opions didn't know these forums were like future producer and mpc forums

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by nuxnamon » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:40 am

well they are both different cards.. the audio8 is designed for Djing, specifically for Traktor and such.. if your going to get traktor pro, then it's a no brainer.. it's supposed to come with Traktor LE but like you said, no disk.. don't know how easy it is to obtain..

the presonus looks more designed for the budget recording studio rather than djing..

so if your into djing, get the audio8.. i think it's the better deal of the two also.. but if your not into djing and don't do gigs and stuff, get the presonus..

don't mind this forum.. everyone is pretty cool here, just thicken your skin a bit.. mcq probably just had a bad day... u get use to it..

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:59 am

I think we'd all like a $1200 RME given a choice :)

However - not everyone has cash to burn like that, so some of us have to aim a little lower in this recession. Both the Presonus and NI give pretty good converters and mic pres for their price point and those prices are decent. As for which one ? If you need more I/O then get the Audio8 - although it's aimed as a live interface, it can do standard tasks well. Otherwise the Firebox is a good option and maybe slightly better suited for home studio use.
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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by michael4u » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:16 am

I am also interested about this topic. The conversation is going very good. THank you very much !! Great Post !
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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by rikhyray » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:06 am

NI - better converters/sound, more in/outs

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by crumhorn » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:10 am

michael4u wrote:I am also interested about this topic. The conversation is going very good. THank you very much !! Great Post !
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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by Jarvisimon » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:56 am

crumhorn wrote:
michael4u wrote:I am also interested about this topic. The conversation is going very good. THank you very much !! Great Post !
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spambots are so funny :lol:


Don't speak about "michael" like that!

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by badguy#5 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:57 pm

so are you guys saying the firebox isnt good for djing or live use with ableton

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by rikhyray » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:09 pm

badguy#5 wrote:so are you guys saying the firebox isnt good for djing or live use with ableton
No, it is solid but nothing great, the deal you get on that DJ8 is better(compare retail prices), more flexibility and above all Cirrus Logic AD/DA

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by kenporter » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:18 pm

The one thing I don't like about the NI audio interface is that it is using unbalanced RCA connectors, which in a club situation can cause lots of issues with lighting, etc. The Firebox has balanced connections which is a lot better. Then again we are using a Presonus Firestudio live and I had to rig a cable that connected the chassis to earth ground to eliminate a high pitch noise when using it for shows... my 2 cents.

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:33 pm

Cirrus are decent converters in this price range - but Presonus's pres and converters are not like dogshit or anything, they're in a similar ballpark at least :) It's a tougher choice than first appears because they have different strengths.
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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by doogs » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:31 pm

badguy#5 wrote:Which would you choose audio 8 with no disk or cables for 150 or firebox With everything for 130 And why thanks
wtf? Where are you getting an audio 8 for $150?
And for that price, why are you still thinking about it??

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Re: Native instruments or presonus

Post by nuxnamon » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:52 pm

doogs wrote:
badguy#5 wrote:Which would you choose audio 8 with no disk or cables for 150 or firebox With everything for 130 And why thanks
wtf? Where are you getting an audio 8 for $150?
And for that price, why are you still thinking about it??
been wondering that too.. even if i didn't need it.. i'd scoop that baby up for a profit.. yes i have no shame.. :D

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