Focusrite scarlett 8i6 or NI Komplete Audio 6??

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queglay
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Re: Focusrite scarlett 8i6 or NI Komplete Audio 6??

Post by queglay » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:27 pm

Its a nice interface, i get better max cpu usage before glitching than from the duet, just. komplete audio 6 was better than both though i think.
2 headphone outs with dials is amazing... but no bus power which i didn't realise means ill take it back for komplete audio 6 i think, thats very important to me in a small interface, though not for many i realise.

if bus power isn't necesary then i highly recomend it.
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Re: Focusrite scarlett 8i6 or NI Komplete Audio 6??

Post by login » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:07 am

Steinberg ur22 or Roland duo ex.

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Re: Focusrite scarlett 8i6 or NI Komplete Audio 6??

Post by mbakirov » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:16 pm

I've got NI Audio 6 (they have a special promo with Guitar RIG pro) and I love it!
It is just great.

One issue - it works perfectly via ASIO but when playing sounds via windows system (Directx?) it sometimes causes clicks and hiss. I've contacted support and they said this is because USB3 and this card has USB2 as a requirement. If you have at least one USB2 port - everything will be fine. I have only 4 USB3 ports on my laptop. But again - it works fine in Ableton.
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Re: Focusrite scarlett 8i6 or NI Komplete Audio 6??

Post by queglay » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:46 am

the duet drivers are absolute crap. I cant believe the hype around those rubbish units. those drivers need some serious love. I got a significant amount of more cpu with the komplete audio 6 in testing, which wasn't too far behind my fireface that was the best by about 20% points higher than the duet.

the 2i4 is bus powered, but not with two headphone jacks. I would love a unit that had 2 headphone dials and was bus powered!

but it doesn't exist.

I suppose i could just use a cable for the main output to convert it to another headphone jack on komplete audio 6!
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