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Hi Logic people,

 

I'm a filmmaker and I've used PTools for years to build mixes, mostly because it's a standard in our industry.

 

I'm looking to switch to Logic because I need capable surround (5.1) software. Can you folks recommend a firewire or PCI interface that works really well with Logic for under $500? I need low or no latency, at least 6 analog outputs, hardware that is well supported with updated drivers for Mac/Logic. I have a 2.8Ghz 8 core machine. Presently looking at Focusrite Saffire.

 

Thanks a bunch,

 

Russ

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Check out the MOTU Ultralite:

2 mic pres + 6 inputs

8 outputs

Midi in and out

Spdif in and out

Solidly built

Great drivers

I switched from M-Audio to this one and couldn't be happier.

Goes for 550 on the internet like Sweetwater.com

 

There's nothing amazing out there for less than 500 with your needs.

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Thanks for the reply triplets. I have been looking at the MOTU Ultralite, which looks very good and seems to be from a reliable company.

 

I might go for the Ultralite, but practically speaking, I'll never be recording through this interface. I'll be using it for playback during editing and mixing. Isn't there a good, reliable, well supported interface for monitoring a 5.1 mix and that plays nice with Logic which I wouldn't be paying for quality mic preamps when I lay down my cash?

 

Thanks,

 

-Russ

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Thanks for the reply triplets. I have been looking at the MOTU Ultralite, which looks very good and seems to be from a reliable company.

 

I might go for the Ultralite, but practically speaking, I'll never be recording through this interface. I'll be using it for playback during editing and mixing. Isn't there a good, reliable, well supported interface for monitoring a 5.1 mix and that plays nice with Logic which I wouldn't be paying for quality mic preamps when I lay down my cash?

 

Thanks,

 

-Russ

 

It is going to be discontinued and is going for $19

 

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/firewave

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Hi Shiver,

 

I do know about the Griffin - that would actually support Logic? $19 is a price that can't be beat but the stereo mini-plugs are somewhat of a problem. I'm going to need 1/4", XLR, or RCA mono at the least; ideally, the interface should have 6-8 discrete mono outputs. Having on board dolby decoding isn't really necessary.

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