Bring back a firewire audio interface

Find topics on computers, studios and music-related hardware.
Post Reply
Triple-T
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:16 pm
Contact:

Bring back a firewire audio interface

Post by Triple-T » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:46 am

Hi

Since USB audio interfaces give noise when recording in my particular set up and firewire interfaces are clean as a whistle I wish Steinberg sells a firewire audio interface soon again. :(

I’m looking into getting a used mr816csx since I want to keep my setup Yamaha Steinberg where possible.

Very sneakily a crossgrade to ProTools entered my mind as well...

User avatar
MattiasNYC
Grand Senior Member
Posts: 3785
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:27 am
Contact:

Re: Bring back a firewire audio interface

Post by MattiasNYC » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:57 pm

Not all USB interfaces will give you noise.
Nuendo 7.1.4 / Lynx TWO-B / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Ryzen 1700 3.7GHz (oc) / 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4@3200MHz / Nvidia GTX 660 / ASUS x370-A mobo/ 500GB WD Blue system drive / Crucial BX100 250GB SSD media / spinners for library/backup ::::: iZotope RX / Phoenixverb Surround / DaVinci Resolve / Faderport / Applied Acoustics UltraAnalog / my pet pony Frank

Triple-T
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:16 pm
Contact:

Re: Bring back a firewire audio interface

Post by Triple-T » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:16 pm

I tried three USB audio interfaces to reasonably eliminate a single usb interface was the problem. All had the same sounding noise while recording. My firewire interface that’s over 10 years old works flawlessly.

Nickeldome
Member
Posts: 694
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:06 pm
Contact:

Re: Bring back a firewire audio interface

Post by Nickeldome » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:15 am

I'm using a USB interface and it doesn't give me any kind of noise that's not intended. Maybe it's something with your system or you have some sort of ground loop problem that start to become obvious when using a USB interface?
Cubase Pro - Wavelab Pro (always latest version) Windows 10 Pro 64bit / Asus TUF Mark 1 X299 / i9-7900X (at 4.3 GHZ) / 64GB RAM / Geforce GTX 1060 6G / System drive Samsung M.2 1TB 960Pro / Kontakt drives 3 x 1TB Samsung Evo / Project/Audio/Archive drive 10TB Seagate Ironwolf - Audio interface: Roland UA-1610 / External gear: Kawai MP11 / Kurzweil PC88 / Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 / Roland JV1080 / Roland D50 / Korg 01/W / Elka EK22 – Midi controllers: Roli Seabord Rise 49, SoundQuest 8port-SE / Nektar Panorama P1 / Roland Octopad II / Akai MPD18 - Main VST's: Kontakt 6 / Padshop Pro / Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.6, Trillian & Keyscape / Arturia V-collection / FXpansion BFD 3 / Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
All time user of Cubase since Atari V2 (around 1990)

Triple-T
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:16 pm
Contact:

Re: Bring back a firewire audio interface

Post by Triple-T » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:33 pm

Yes, I suspect an issue with my set up, I tried numerous things even placing a jitterbug (which actually added noise on top) when recording with my Yamaha keyboard.
Removing my video card resolved the issue for audio playback, but when recording I still had the same noise.
I pretty much gave up and can solve it by just placing a firewire audio interface.

Triple-T
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:16 pm
Contact:

Re: Bring back a firewire audio interface

Post by Triple-T » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:21 pm

Update:

I’ve bought a UR12 for my laptop, it worked great. Just by a long shot I decided to hook it up to my pc and it worked without the annoying interference. I was surprised as two other USB audio interfaces gave problems including the one from the Yamaha MX88 keyboard.

I will soon try the unthinkable and see if it will even function with the dedicated video card inserted, how times and perception change. I’ll let everyone know how that plays out.

By the way, Steinbergs USB sound cards are sturdy as a rock and great sounding with an acceptable noise floor. Great quality for the price!

Post Reply

Return to “Computer/Studio Hardware & Setup”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests