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jenmac
Dec 20, 2005, 04:21 PM
I am wondering what the best firewire audio interface (under $500) would be for my Mac Powerbook G4 with a 867 MHz Processor & 768 MB SDRAM, for use with Logic Express 7. I am relatively new to home recording. I have a Rode NTK mic and a Roland PC-300 midi keyboard and I don't plan on doing much multi-tracking. Just vocals, midi keyboard, maybe some bass and some effects. Thanks!



Yebot
Dec 20, 2005, 04:45 PM
I've done pretty well with one of these and a PowerMac G4/733 and Logic Express:

Edirol FA-101
http://www.rolandus.com/products/details.asp?CatID=12&SubCatID=51&ProdID=FA-101


A lot of people swear by the Presonus Firebox:
http://www.presonus.com/firebox.html


I originally wanted to get an M-Audio 410, but the more I read about it, the less I wanted it. I like the ProTools M-Powereed option though.
http://m-audio.com/products/en_us/FireWire410-main.html

WinterMute
Dec 21, 2005, 06:09 AM
It's a very convoluted subject, read through some threads in this forum, there are plenty of suggestions.

I use an M-box 1 with Protools LE, works fine with a good pre on the front end, but I'm picky about audio.

A lot of folks like the Focusrite Saffire for the onboard DSP, and M-audio's range should be considered, but it really depends upon your software and your target usage.

Choosing a few and asking for opinions is a more productive approach.