I think Samplitude would error out on the device if it wasn't working at
24 bits. This is working in the ASIO environment both in and out, so I
assume it IS working at 24 bits.
Also, the spec sheet at:
says this product is NOT compatible with
Win XP, XP/64, Vista, Vista/64.
It says it IS compatible with
Win 7, 7-64 bit, 8, 8.1, 10
It is not compatible with OSX below 10.6.5, but is from 10.6.5 to 10.10.
At this point I still have about four XP machines. Only one sees any use
and it's in the studio to run my CD printer. I remote desktop into it
from the main W10 computer. As of now my two laptops and three desktops
have been upgraded as well as two old W7 laptops (tho one has then been
converted (on a separate HDD) to OpenSuSE Linux). I'm keeping an XP
audio workstation as it is well equipped for burning CDs as a standalone
and is mounted on a trolly.
There was a problem with iZotope calling up the ASIO control panel from
Focusrite (worked fine in Samplitude and RME UFX works fine in iZotope).
But, audio wise, it seemed to work fine and again show 24 bits.
Apparently, later Zooms seem not to need the external pad. Surprisingly,
I ran some tests with the H1 and it was good at much higher levels than
the H2. I think the H5 and H6 no longer have this problem. I've been
impressed overall with the H2 (I have the original and built a small
RCA-RCA pad in a Hammond diecast box).
On 11/28/2015 7:54 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Richard, do you have a way of testing whether the Focusrite driver is
> actually working at 24-bits? I should test this with Soundforge, because
> Soundforge will say if the device driver is incompatible with the chosen
> sample rate or bit depth. Unfortunately, my 2i2 unit is at the storage
> locker and I don't plan to be there for a while. I used it to do some
> recording at conferences of my former company. It did a good job, it
> could handle real-deal line level sources. Since I had my laptop there
> anyway, I used this as the backup recording system, using my Zoom H4n as
> the primary. The Zoom never let me down, so I always used its files to
> make the transcript audio files, but I did listen to the 2i2 results and
> thought it sounded fine. Given that Focusrite's mic preamps are
> well-reviewed, and give that this unit can deal with real-deal line
> level (as opposed to the Zoom, which needs a pad in front of it), the
> 2i2 is very appealing for someone building tracks in, say, Garage Band
> or similar software. At $99, it is a good deal. But, as you said, I was
> recommending a good-sounding laptop playback interface.
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