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Good material - Reviews MOTU 828 Mk2

I bought the MOTU 828 MK2 in Quebec because the digital audio equipment is cheaper there. I was more interested in the stability of the brand by the number of entries. The number of output also interested me but I do have rarely served.
I use it with my Macbook Pro that I bought in 2005. I still have these two devices together and after updating Mac, it works fine.
This is the firewire legacy that connects the two and I rarely had any problems. The day I got one, the distributor of the brand in Paris I was replaced for less than 100 euros. If I have to buy a card, I will take a MOTU. I connect my MIDI keyboard. And I get my stereo audio on the map.
My macbook pro: Mac OS X - Processor: 1.83 Intel Core Audio - Memory 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.


I recorded three tracks at a time no more. It works.
I can read 12 audio without problems.
The system is overloaded from 16 tracks, at the reading.
The drivers are stable. I use Logic Pro 9 and MainStage. I never had a problem.
I have no lag or it is very short.
on the other hand to control sound physical modeling, it does not work well. The dynamic is not good. But maybe it comes from the keyboard.


Installation is very simple. The card is detected as soon as the computer and the card and the computer are connected.


I use the two together for 8 years. Everything is stable as long as it takes and as long as the software does not change too quickly as this may be outdated.
MOTU before, I tried two others: EDIROL and other small cards but it was not stable with the ibook I had at the time. Connections behind the camera are not practical. Ergonomics can definitely improve. The price is worth it because of the stability of my system.