Does anybody use individual outs on synths?

James Coplin james at
Thu Aug 19 15:34:25 CEST 2021

Have you considered a Behringer x32 rack and either the 16x8 or 32x16 digital snake? That would give you all the io and a mixer plus effects.

The Presonus Quantum 4848 is great but Thunderbolt is a difficulty for lots of systems and the cost of the DB25 patchbays or cables adds a substantial amount to to cost.


On Aug 19, 2021, 3:11 AM, at 3:11 AM, Peter Korsten <peter at> wrote:
>Hey guys,
>Thanks for the advice. It's pretty much as I expected: individual outs
>synths are nice but unused; on a drum module, they make sense.
>Which means that I'm looking at a minimum of 24 analogue ins. There are
>some options:
>   - MOTU 24Ai (USB2 + AVB; needs snakes)
>   - MOTU 16A + 828es (USB2 + TB3 + AVB)
>   - Presonus Quantum 4848 (TB2 so I need a converter; needs snakes; no
>   networking)
>   - Considerably more expensive options
>Compact ADAT A/D converters with rear panel inputs cost about the same
>as a
>MOTU unit.
>All of these would cost an amount of money that I cannot justify for
>rest of the year, so I'm not going to. As for the networking, there is
>choice of either spending a lot on Dante, or a lot on AVB switches (and
>looks to be a bit like the Betamax of audio networking), or just forget
>about the whole thing, which seems the most prudent solution.
>It's pretty obvious that studios have moved largely from racks to
>My particular use case isn't a popular one.
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