[LAU] Motu 1248 - Full success

Moshe Werner moshwe at gmail.com
Sat May 13 22:55:57 UTC 2017

On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 9:56 PM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>

> On Sat, 13 May 2017 15:34:44 -0400, jonetsu wrote:
> >I think I would still mix using Ardour/Mixbus, and in the case of
> >Mixbus32C which I use, benefit from the Harrison 32C EQ hardware
> >emulation.  The MOTU will add another type of EQ emulation (like a
> >plugin would) based on British consoles, as well as the LA-2A limiter
> >(also considered as a 'plugin').  So, for Mixbus32C-based mixing, the
> >MOTU will add those 'plugin' features. And the initial routing.  If a
> >track feels better with British-based EQ, then so be it.  If it feels
> >better with 32C, so be it.  There's also reverb on the MOTU which would
> >be considered as a 'plugin' also.  Use it, or use any other reverb.  So
> >it's an audio interface with audio processing capabilities which may or
> >may not be used.
> >
> >Still just thinking aloud ... :)
> Hi,
> it doesn't harm to get everything provided by the audio interface, but
> it's luxury we not necessarily need. IMO it's not worth the effort to
> waste time with research to get the best supported audio interface, if
> it takes less time to ensure that the device works without issues in
> class compliant mode, with reasonable latency, even for usage with
> software monitoring. More important IMO is to ensure that the
> electronics fulfils the required quality standard. IOW a RME audio
> interface with the latest and greatest RME hardware mixer software is
> welcome, but even without the oldish hdspmixer, IOW without a mixer at
> all, a class compliant RME audio interface provides all that is
> absolutely necessary, assuming it should work in class compliant mode
> without issues. Regarding an EQ I've got no idea what Fons' or Robin's
> parametric EQs are missing. Regarding a reverb software indeed is
> tricky, even if the quality should be good, it might take to much
> system resources, but instead of getting an audio interface with an
> integrated reverb, I simply would purchase a separated reverb.
> 2 Cents,
> Ralf
As I tend to agree with you on the fx side of things, the routing on the
1248 is a rather powerful tool that I would not like to miss.
Actually when I needed to decide on whether to go with the fireface 802 or
the Motu this was the feature that made me go for the Motu...
Having the ability to control the device and all of it's features makes
life so much better;)


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