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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby The Elf » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:07 pm

I can't imagine you being in any way disappointed, Martin.

When TotalMix baffles you (and it baffles even the best!), then you know where I am. Once you suss it you'll never look back.
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:17 pm

:clap: :thumbup: :D Sounds like a true bargain. I'm sure you'll enjoy using it.

You just need to enrol on the Elf's TotalMix Masterclass now... :lol:
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby Ramirez » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:06 pm

Good choice I’d say!

However, whilst I also like TotalMix very much, I also thought EMU’s Patchmix was also very flexible with lower channel counts, so I don’t know how much you’ll gain there really, unless you’re working with many outputs and submixes.

We have a MADIFace Pro with 48ins an outs on separate RME converters, and Totalmix really comes into its own with this setup, and I wouldn’t like to be without it.

With lower channel counts on other interfaces though I found I could always do what I wanted with EMU Patchmix and Focusrite Control.
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby n o i s e f l e ur » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:35 pm

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Martin Walker wrote:Thanks for the quick comeback n o i s e f l e ur!

Yep, if I could justify £1000 that's what probably what I'd go for (I've looked at RME on various occasions in the past, but most models invariably offer far more I/O capability than I really need).

I'll have a look at the RME Fireface UC to see what you can get for £800 though ;)

Well this is an ironic admission - after going round the houses for a week I've just ordered an RME Fireface UC :headbang:



Thanks for all the advice folks, and a happy outcome for me! :thumbup:


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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby cyrano.mac » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:22 am

The Elf wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:...revisited the RME website to investigate the suggestions made by Hugh and James et al (renowned driver stability, low latency performance and longevity, but at a price!)
These are only side -reasons for me choosing RME. TotalMix is the jewel that keeps me going back to RME - once you have it you do not want to live without it!

And don't forget Digicheck!
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:37 pm

cyrano.mac wrote:And don't forget Digicheck!

No, as a fully-qualified ubergeek, I'm really looking forward to that one :ugeek: :ugeek:


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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby The Elf » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:05 pm

cyrano.mac wrote:
The Elf wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:...revisited the RME website to investigate the suggestions made by Hugh and James et al (renowned driver stability, low latency performance and longevity, but at a price!)
These are only side -reasons for me choosing RME. TotalMix is the jewel that keeps me going back to RME - once you have it you do not want to live without it!
And don't forget Digicheck!
I never even so much as looked at it. Whassit do?
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:16 pm

https://archiv.rme-audio.de/en/support/techinfo/digicheck.php

it's a metering system integrated into Totalmix, accessed through a separate standalone program.

It provides bargraph metering (standard and peak/rms), in stereo and multichannel formats.

It provides a real-time configurable 10 to 30 band spectrum analyser.

It provides an audio vectorscope (goniometer)

It provides surround vectorscope.

It provides BS1770 loudness metering.

It reports any channel status data on digital connections.

It has a bit-meter to show wordlength, bit activity, DC offsets etc.

And pretty much everything is customisable.

It is a very useful tool...
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby Wonks » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:22 pm

Your Digicheck's in the post.
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby The Elf » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:23 pm

Fair enough. Can't say there's anything there I need outside of Cubase, but you never know.
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:51 pm

The bit meter and channel status things are useful sometimes and often hard to find elsewhere. All the metering stuff is already available in most DAWs, but it's sometimes handy to be able to call them up quickly if you're routing audio through the RME interface without a DAW running.

I tend to use Digicheck most when I'm surfing youtube etc and don't have a DAW running or other audio tools, but want to check something.
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby MOF » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:04 pm

https://archiv.rme-audio.de/en/support/ ... icheck.php

it's a metering system integrated into Totalmix, accessed through a separate standalone program.

It provides bargraph metering (standard and peak/rms), in stereo and multichannel formats.

It provides a real-time configurable 10 to 30 band spectrum analyser.

It provides an audio vectorscope (goniometer)

It provides surround vectorscope.

It provides BS1770 loudness metering.

It reports any channel status data on digital connections.

It has a bit-meter to show wordlength, bit activity, DC offsets etc.

And pretty much everything is customisable.

It is a very useful tool...

Yes but apart from all that, what has RME ever done for us? :lol:
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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:43 pm

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Re: Martin Walker - 8-in/8-out audio interface suggestions

Postby James Perrett » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:02 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:...
It is a very useful tool...

Doesn't it also do multi-channel recording too?
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