A or B

Andrew Tarpinian andrewtarpinian at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 21:58:12 CEST 2015

I would get the motu as I am the opposite, it’s been over 10 years since I had a PCI card. Coincidentally I’ve had an 828MKII for over 10 years :) 

I don’t know much about the RME but one big thing is that you can still use the Motu as a mixer with the computer off. Also I when recording audio I have been using the motu’s mixer to monitor direct instead of monitoring in the DAW, which cuts down on latency (don’t know if the RME can do this.)

But I think you might be using separate digital mixers so these points maybe moot.

> On Mar 31, 2015, at 3:43 PM, foRUMS 4 punkdISCO <forums at punkdisco.co.uk> wrote:
> They are pretty different beasts..
> Ive not looked up the prices so this is just from their specs..
> I guess with the motu you are getting "more for your money" as you get old fashioned analogue i/o.
> With the RME, it is on a separate PCI card and Im a little old fashioned about this; I like audio going through a dedicated PCI slot rather than USB or Firewire.  Its not for any sensible reason other than this is the way Ive had it for as long as I can remember and I like the fact that Im not putting huge audio challenges through USB/Firewire.
> Oh, and the RME gives you a bit more i/o.
> Say all this, im setup is Motu and I love its stability..
> Let us know what you do..
> Paul
> London
> www.punkdisco.co.uk
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ToAd [mailto:tom.adam at thebigear.be]
>> Sent: 31 March 2015 20:09
>> To: Music-bar
>> Subject: A or B
>> when money is no issue, which one would you prefer to use, and why? (I
>> need approx. 24 inputs) RME raydat http://www.rme-
>> audio.de/en/products/hdspe_raydat.php
>> with 3 ADAT boxes (leaving one adat connection for the Expert sleepers
>> stuff)
>> Motu828 mkIIIHybride
>> http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/828x
>> maxed out with 2 adat boxes
>> I tried the mackie blackbird, but returned it. Somehow it didn't like the
>> firewire on my laptop and PC.
>> Cheers,
>> ToAd
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