I (just) want to make music. Therefore, some time ago I decided to build a new DAW that is as solid, reliable and trouble-free as I could afford. I’m a hobbyist, not a professional, so we’re not talking about thousands of $$. But I bought myself an intel i5 3570k in a nice case (fractal design r4) with 16G ram, Windows 7 64 bit AND upgraded to Cubase 7 full version. So far for the introduction
Now I need a new audio/midi interface for a trouble-free experience. Because unfortunately my old Tascam fw1082 has failed on me on Windows 7. I tried fixing it for two days - but am fed up with it now…
Would the Steinberg MR816 still be a good option, or is there a successor in the pipeline to be released soon? (For me the MR816 is in fact a bit overkill, but the CI-series on the other hand are too small).
I want at least 4 mic inputs, asio dr and good compatibility with Cubase 7 and Windows 7 64 bit. Also, I have learned a lesson about future obsolescence, so it would be good if the product would be guaranteed to be supported by the manufacturer for a while to come…
Any advice is highly appreciated! I want to get back to making music asap!