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Future-proofing your interface...
      30/01/13 01:31 PM
What is the top consideration for buying a sound interface for a computer or multitrack recorder, so it'll still work in 10 years time?

Suggestions:-
1. USB. How long will it be around?
2. Firewire. Will it still be here? Some laptops don't have expansion slots.
3. Thunderbolt. Hardly anything on the market at the moment.
4. ADAT. An interface with adat could probably work in many environments in future, even if other interfaces become obsolete, providing you can still buy PCI cards with it.
5. PCI. All the UAD cards are on PCI (for example).
6. Standalone mode. Important if you want it to work away from a computer, although some have to be configured using the computer.

Any comments would be welcome (and not, I'm not an 18 year old student).

I now have a good laptop to try out so I have USB ports and an Expresscard/54 slot.

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* Future-proofing your interface... BigAl 30/01/13 01:31 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... tacitus   31/01/13 09:49 AM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   31/01/13 12:58 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... tim_obrien   30/01/13 07:27 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   31/01/13 01:27 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... tim_obrien   31/01/13 08:05 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   01/02/13 12:45 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... Hugh RobjohnsAdministrator   01/02/13 03:04 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... James PerrettModerator   01/02/13 10:57 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   04/02/13 01:59 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... The Elf   04/02/13 03:10 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   04/02/13 03:16 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... R_A   01/02/13 10:45 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   01/02/13 04:59 PM
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. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   04/02/13 02:35 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... R_A   31/01/13 08:36 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   01/02/13 12:53 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... fay spook   01/02/13 02:19 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... Madman_Greg   31/01/13 09:48 AM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... James PerrettModerator   30/01/13 03:23 PM
. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   30/01/13 03:33 PM
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. * Re: Future-proofing your interface... BigAl   30/01/13 03:43 PM
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