Sunday, July 24, 2011


First of all: This device is small! Much smaller than the pictures will make you believe. I was really surprised... for sure the smallest 8 IN audio interface on the market. It's built nicely - pretty good quality.
Everything seems very durable and stable. Good buttons and knobs. AutoSens function is yeah but lead to overload on the very first take. Since then I didn't trust it, but maybe I didn't give myself enough time to get used to it. The software is ok and works, the reverb is a nice gimmick but it all looks kind of too amateur. A little goofy. Like something for teenies. The mic preamp gain is pretty low. Ok for condensers, but for dynamics with low output (441/421) it will be a problem. They are noisy when driven too high but enough for a loud rehearsing room if thats where you want to record. USB had been no problem - very stable and ok latency. MIDI is nice on board - ADAT is missing as well as optical out. Can be the right thing for a band that wants to record in the rehearsal room. The ad says it has less noise than other interfaces as it's all digitally controlled but I didn't notice that. If you find one for under 400 Euro second hand it's interesting as it seems to last...  Street price is 600 Euro and that's not amazingly cheap. I rate it a 6/10.

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