I have been using motu 828mk2 for audio interface and recently bought a Presonus 1818vsl to add more inputs through optical interface. It seems per Presonus that in order to get adat from VSL to Motu I have to run AudioBox (Presonus mixer) then Studio One 2 then input through adat into cubase 6…Yikes I had a Motu 8pre that worked as standalone for Optical interface but stupidly sold when I got Presonus. Although the 1818Vsl is a nice interface I really don’t want to have go through all those apps to make it work
So that’s the why (hope it made sense) and now I am currently considering either UR824 or MR816x and I’m looking for opinions on how they work for everyone. I’ve been skeptical about a USB 2 interface but seems firewire is completely on way out.
Please share opinions w/me and let me know if the USB interface’s latency has been adequate for you. I’m leaning toward the MR series currently but just not sure if it makes sense to buy the older model.