Best FireWire Audio Interface 2012 Under £400 : In this article Music Matter run through some of the best FireWire Audio Interfaces to buy in 2012.
There are two formats – FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 – and adaptors are available that convert between them so they’re fairly interoperable. A FireWire audio interface has traditionally been the choice of the professional because it handles sustained high data transfer rates more reliably than USB. It’s also more expensive, but it does carry power and some FireWire audio devices can be daisy chained without the need for a hub.
- 16 Input / 16 Output
- 8 Onyx Microphone Preamps
- 2 Super Channels with Inserts
- Phantom Power
- ADAT I/O
- Wordclock I/O
- Tracktion 3 Software
- Mac OS X
- Windows XP/Vista/7
The Mackie Onyx Blackbird is a 16 x 16 FireWire Audio Interface continue reading…