Long time subscriber to SOS but just getting re-interested(!) in the
music side of things after a good few years.
Things seem to have moved on since
I used Music-X & Dr. T's on the Amiga and then various flavours of VST (did the
version numbers go round again
with Cakewalk etc. on the PC!
Still have all the discs/manuals kicking round here somewhere
Back in the day I used a Yamaha DS2416 as my Audio I/O but my main interest was MIDI for
which I used the SW1000XG/PLG100-DX combo, Steinberg MIDEX8 as my MIDI interface for M1,
S-760, D550, TX81Z along with a Creamware PowerSampler & Pulsar II
have the M1 & S-760 and all of the PCI cards in the loft but now using a 2011 iMac so
it looks like the cards will have to stay in their boxes...shame.
setup currently looks like this; Trinity Plus, JV-2080, M1R, S5000 & 01V into pair of
Well I guess first & foremost I am looking for a good MIDI
interface as I can't sing or play guitar (can't play keyboards either but that's another
and would prefer that it be a 19" rack mount as I'm guessing the MIDEX8 is far too long in
the tooth by now?
Tied into that same box if possible I would need a
half-decent audio interface for those times when friends stop by who can sing &
Now I have seen some nice audio interfaces out there that would probably
fit the bill but little mention of MIDI unless I consider older boxes such as Unitor or
AMT8...I'm guessing everyone uses plug-ins these days?
Can somebody recommend a
decent Audio/MIDI interface that I might take a look at please?
firewire as that leaves one more USB port free but not essential.
I have just
downloaded Logic onto the Mac and gutted to discover I can't use Sounddiver in this day
& age...I remember being up in arms that Apple dropped PC support for Sounddiver when
they bought Emagic and now they don't even support their own customers any more?
Love their gear but hate their arrogance & walled garden approach
Once I have the interface covered I'm gonna be posting help type threads to get it all
set up so maybe it would be in your interests to recommend something simple to use!
Thanks & kind regards,