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Audio Interface for WIN 7 Pro 64 BIT

Postby JSkalon » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:12 am

Hi guys,

My PC died (a moment of silence). I now have a PC with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit with USB 2,0 ports, i5 core processor, 16 GB mem, 2 1 TB SATA drives.

My old DIGI 001 PCI card doesn't fit in the case and I need a new interface.
Something with 8 XLR Pre amps, connects via USB 2.0, optical in/out so i can connect my Behringer ADA 8200. I also have a Nady PRA8 but unless the new unit also has extra (seperate from the main inputs) 1/4 inputs, it's now useless to me. I'll lose a few tracks but didn't use them all anyway. i mainly track drums.

Anyway, I am new to the 64 bit world. Any suggestions on what to look at?

Focusrite 18i20
Tascam US-20x20 USB
Behringer U-phoria Umc1820

They may be older reviews, but I have seen people having issues with 64 bit. I really need to stay under $500 if I can. MOTU is really up there $$$ wise from what I see.

Thanks guys.
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Re: Audio Interface for WIN 7 Pro 64 BIT

Postby blinddrew » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:57 am

I think any 64bit issues are historic now.
My tuppence worth is that i've consistently had good support from focusrite, even years after purchase, and mix control is a useful software tool once you get head round it.
I've also got a Tascam US16x08, i find the software routing side of things a little more limited there, and i think i may prefer the preamps in the focusrite, but I suspect i'm kidding myself... ;)
The behringer is obviously the bargain of the bunch but doesn't, as far as i'm aware, have any software control over routing (according to another user here).
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Re: Audio Interface for WIN 7 Pro 64 BIT

Postby James Perrett » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:15 pm

Personally I'd go for an RME Digiface USB with a second ADA8200. That gives you a foothold into the RME eco-system with its reputation for driver quality, long term support and the versatility of Totalmix.

At a future date you can add better quality preamps and A/D convertors from a variety of different manufacturers.
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Re: Audio Interface for WIN 7 Pro 64 BIT

Postby JSkalon » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:44 pm

Thanks for the help guys. I love this site!

James, I am very interested in your suggestion. A lot of possibilities there.

Off to make a decision.

Thanaks again,
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