My beloved Tascam FW-1884 is coming to the end of it’s useful life and I’m trying to find the right replacement interface. I bought a MOTU 828 MkII Firewire off a friend after hearing much about their reliability but have - after days of cursing and trying everything under the sun - can’t get it to work properly with Cubase or any other audio app. Much reading has suggested some issues with legacy firewire drivers for the MOTUs and the latest ones aren’t working at all.
So I’m pondering going for a new interface but and perplexed by all the chatter about formats…
Worried Firewire is old tech and have had plenty of problems with older drivers,
USB2 has less bandwidth and I have pretty poor latency with the Focusrite Scarlett I have in the studio at home
My mobo can take Thunderbolt but is that OTT for my needs?
I make music for a living (for TV & Film) so need something very solid. I don’t use a huge amount of I/O - max 6-7 channels but have very high track counts largely of orchestral VSTs. So will USB 2 do the trick? Any suggestions please!
Core i5 Windows pc
Asus 170-P mobo with USB-C
Windows 7 64 bit
TI chipset PCIE card
Cubase 9 Pro