I have been thinking about buying an UR816c as a backup interface, since my much loved RME UFX has been acting strange and I may need to send it overseas to be repaired.
The specs seem to be good enough for me - apart from some inconveniences such as no pads for all preamps, phantom power in 4 channel blocks, only 6 line-ins, some weird restrictions to routing, etc - The UR824 is very well regarded, so I have reasons to believe the 816c will serve me well.
The problem is that today, more than a year from its release, it is VERY hard to find user information and feedback on the internet. Not many reviews, not many informative videos, not even much stuff from Steinberg themselves, only shallow reviews for the most part.
And I couldn’t find any expressive amount of bashing either, apart from some people complaining about glitchy drivers, but all quite sometime ago. The glitches could have been sorted out already.
Usually this means a “failed” product. People tried it, it didn’t work well, and it kinda gets forgotten.
I mean, it seems not even Steinberg thinks its worth talking about.
Is this the case? From what I’ve found, I don’t feel very encouraged.
What’s the deal?
I appreciate any infos or insights!
Thanks a lot,