RME or MOTU

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by aqua_tek » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:37 pm

son of a bitch. My Fireface 800 keeps giving me a ton of grief. RME are really dropping the ball with their Mac drivers.

Seriously losing my patience here, and seriously considering switching to something else if this bullcrap persists.

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by zalo » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:15 pm

aqua_tek wrote:son of a bitch. My Fireface 800 keeps giving me a ton of grief. RME are really dropping the ball with their Mac drivers.

Seriously losing my patience here, and seriously considering switching to something else if this bullcrap persists.
have you tried other/older drivers and firmware?

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by aqua_tek » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:57 am

the older drivers were very unreliable with Snow Leopard. The new drivers were supposed to address this... but aren't really helping much.

Anyways I noticed they put up a new update a few days ago. I'll install and HOPE that the situation improves.

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by 4am » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:34 am

i'm choosing between a motu ultralite hybrid mk3 and an used rme uc, that would cost me less than the motu
but it is still a difficult choice...

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by Asymmetricalmusic » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:26 pm

RME over Motu 100%

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by ekwipt » Wed May 01, 2013 12:00 pm

Yes RME over most other sound cards

they still upgrade my drivers after 5 years, not many companies do this anymore

rock solid and low latency

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by Hidden Driveways » Wed May 01, 2013 1:37 pm

Nice old thread...

Personally, I would choose the RME. It's certainly not a perfect interface... no bus power, no dedicated headphone volume control, no dedicated gain knobs. I'm not crazy about Total Mix. But, if you listened to them side by side, the RME would likely sound better. That wins in my book. The thing sounds great.

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by chapelier fou » Wed May 01, 2013 5:32 pm

RME : Great sound,
but shitty drivers, i don't like total mix, lots of bugs and reboots needed. Some days i simply can't make it work.
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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by login » Wed May 01, 2013 5:46 pm

chapelier fou wrote:RME : Great sound,
but shitty drivers, i don't like total mix, lots of bugs and reboots needed. Some days i simply can't make it work.

Sad to hear it, totally stable over here on Windows, it just works!

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by chapelier fou » Wed May 01, 2013 8:07 pm

Yep...so many problems. But when it works, it's delightful !
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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by 3dot... » Wed May 01, 2013 10:59 pm

RME of course.. unless there's a budget issue..
keep in mind that they're considered a very high end devices..
and you don't necessarily need one.
point being ... MOTU is plenty good for most of us
but the RME drivers..reliability and conversion are top-notch
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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by fishmonkey » Thu May 02, 2013 12:50 am

chapelier fou wrote:RME : Great sound,
but shitty drivers, i don't like total mix, lots of bugs and reboots needed. Some days i simply can't make it work.
that's bad, i've never encountered those problems with RME drivers.

TotalMix is a weird one. the interface is horrible, but the routing options are very very flexible.

are you really still running OS X 10.6.3?

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by TheCoil » Thu May 02, 2013 2:01 am

I've got an RME UCX, on Windows, been using it for a couple of years, it's great. Stable as hell, extreme low latency, sounds great, and I don't know why people are burned on Total Mix, it's pretty easy to navigate.

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by fishmonkey » Thu May 02, 2013 2:18 am

TheCoil wrote:I don't know why people are burned on Total Mix, it's pretty easy to navigate.
i think the GUI is a clusterfuck, it's just very unintuitive. having the Matrix and Mixer windows open together helps a lot though.

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Re: RME or MOTU

Post by dazzer » Thu May 02, 2013 3:13 am

My mark 1 Ultralite has served me v well over the years, drivers been great on OS X and the sound quality has been good enough for a mere mortal like me.

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