RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

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RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by filter_7 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:19 pm

I'm in the find-the-good-interface phase, and I looked at the Multiface II that seems very good.

I thought would be a 'smart' solution to buy the cardbus version, (if I'll buy a laptop in the future) but in the meantime using it in the pci slot of the pc using an adapter like this:
http://www.amazon.com/PCI-to-PCMCIA-Car ... B000YQQMW0

Anyone already did it? Is the converter reliable or is a cheap mess vs a very good interface?

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by xmonsta » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:04 pm

Tried it with this one - http://uk.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/S ... r~PEX2ECDP

Although this is pcie (not pci)

On Windows RME multiface ii worked fine, apart from one thing - it wouldnt recognise the card on startup. It was necessary to unplug the card and replug it in on every reboot. Apart from that it worked flawlessly.

Not sure how/whether it can work on a mac.

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by silversurfer60 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:20 pm

Hi,

Im using the RME Multiface I since 10 years. The first 3 years with a notebook via cardbus. Since 7 years in my desktop with this PCMCIA to PCI Adapter and there is no different then before. You can buy the expensive solution from RME or use the cheap solution, it doesn't matter.

I bought this one for 10,-€ (Ebay Germany) and it is perfect, it's still working without problems.
RME Multiface cardbus is the best audio interface, I ever had, I had so much problems with interfaces like Edirol or M-Audio, crashes live e.g. and after two years you'll got no longer driver support. RME publishes new drivers two times a year for lifetime


http://www.ebay.de/itm/PCMCIA-Cardbus-P ... 415d02ba27

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by filter_7 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:48 pm

xmonsta wrote: On Windows RME multiface ii worked fine, apart from one thing - it wouldnt recognise the card on startup. It was necessary to unplug the card and replug it in on every reboot. Apart from that it worked flawlessly
Thanks, however this is strange; maybe is the adapter's "imperfection".

Could you also tell me if the Multiface can be used as a standalone mixer?

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by Tagor » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:31 pm

usb 3.0 / Cardbus adapter would interest me.
my solid rocking multiface 2 want to be connected to future laptops
and they are already rare with PCMCIA.

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by filter_7 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:41 pm

@Tagor
@silversurfer60
filter_7 wrote: Could you also tell me if the Multiface can be used as a standalone mixer?

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by Stromkraft » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:55 pm

filter_7 wrote:
I thought would be a 'smart' solution to buy the cardbus version, (if I'll buy a laptop in the future)
Does PCs have cardbus these days? Macs doesn't and the Toshiba I'm writing this on doesn't have one either.
Make some music!

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by Tagor » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:56 pm

yes

connecting a drmcmpter to the inputs
will pass the signal to the pa, even
when live is not running.

its done via total mix which is connected in this picture with a babyface and you can midimap
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its pretty much the same with a multiface
but you will not have the eq`s and insert fx

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by filter_7 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:02 pm

Tagor wrote:yes
connecting a drmcmpter to the inputs
Could you explain this better?
Tagor wrote:
its pretty much the same with a multiface
but you will not have the eq`s and insert fx
In this case you're saying that the mixer is analog like, without digital eq and fx, right?

The totalmix software should be identical for all RME that have it, if I'm not wrong.

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by filter_7 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:57 pm

Another question that confuses me...

Do you know what is the difference between these 2 RME cardbus types:

http://en.audiofanzine.com/pcmcia-sound ... 92496.html


http://www.rme-audio.de/images/products ... bus_2b.jpg

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by Tagor » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:11 pm

there are PCMCIA Type 1 with 54 Pins and the Type 2 with 34(?) pins, further there
are for PCI different revisions on the market, older ones and newer ones.
http://shop.musicnetwork.ch/RME-Firewir ... sion-1-05m

you can relplace drmcmptr with any input, it will work for mixing and playback
as long your computer is running and multiface is connected and installed.

"The ExpressCard standard specifies two form factors, ExpressCard/34 (34 mm wide) and ExpressCard/54 (54 mm width ..."

but what you saved with your choice you will repay when you looking for a new laptop with 32 GB RAM, I7 and Expresscard.
they vanish and because of this it would be more intresting, to get an adapter for this dinosaurs to usb.3.0.

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by filter_7 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:32 am

Tagor wrote:there are PCMCIA Type 1 with 54 Pins and the Type 2 with 34(?) pins, further there
are for PCI different revisions on the market, older ones and newer ones.

"The ExpressCard standard specifies two form factors, ExpressCard/34 (34 mm wide) and ExpressCard/54 (54 mm width ..."
Thanks for the clarification, but there's something strange...
According to that site:
http://archive.kaskus.co.id/thread/1587 ... cmcia-card

the 2 RME cards in my links should be both with 54 pin, for they're called both CARDBUS and not EXPRESS CARD. And they are different. Maybe this regards only the cable connection?
Tagor wrote:but what you saved with your choice you will repay when you looking for a new laptop with 32 GB RAM, I7 and Expresscard.
they vanish and because of this it would be more intresting, to get an adapter for this dinosaurs to usb.3.0.
I'm new to laptops, so if I understand well, you're saying that Cardbus are dinosaurs and Express cards are in the businness, right?

Maybe you already know, but at the moment there are pcmcia to usb 2 adaptors that worth a try:

http://www.amazon.com/Quatech-U132-PCMC ... us+adapter

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by filter_7 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:56 pm

silversurfer60 wrote:Hi,

Im using the RME Multiface I since 10 years. The first 3 years with a notebook via cardbus. Since 7 years in my desktop with this PCMCIA to PCI Adapter and there is no different then before. You can buy the expensive solution from RME or use the cheap solution, it doesn't matter.

I bought this one for 10,-€ (Ebay Germany) and it is perfect, it's still working without problems.
RME Multiface cardbus is the best audio interface, I ever had, I had so much problems with interfaces like Edirol or M-Audio, crashes live e.g. and after two years you'll got no longer driver support. RME publishes new drivers two times a year for lifetime


http://www.ebay.de/itm/PCMCIA-Cardbus-P ... 415d02ba27
Precious info, thanks.

I think I'm going to buy it!

What kind of mic preamp do you used alongside?

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by Tagor » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:05 pm

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Re: RME Multiface II cardbus into pci slot anyone?

Post by silversurfer60 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:09 pm

Hi,

this one is very good and not to expensive.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Tube-Mp-Ori ... B0002GZZNY

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