I’m a long time Cubase user and recently due to problems with audio interface I own I’ve started thinking of buying an interface from Steinberg (UR44). However I’ve got a few questions. It would be awesome if someone from Steinberg could answer it but ur44 users are also welcome to give their opinions.
Quick intro first
I’ve used M-audio Profire 610 firewire audio interface for years. I gotta say I had been very happy with quality of it but there were often some problems with drivers and eventually m-audio showed middle finger to profire range users and stopped supporting it at all. They claim that firewire is dead so there’s no use in supporting profire models any longer (If anyone is interested in the topic I recommend reading this thread: http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio/topics/why-will-not-there-be-more-updates-to-profire-os-x-sierra). I get their point, but they could open source the drivers and let users sort it out…
To sum up I got audio interface that look like brand-new unit but can’t use it cause I don’t have fresh drivers (using mac mini 2013 with Sierra osx). My question is: Can I be sure that if I purchase UR44 it’s going to be supported for many years? What’s Steinberg’s policy about it?