Buy the interface with the best clock because that will be the lowest
jitter. BTW, the Fireface 800 is excellent. For example: M-Audio
products have sample clocks that typically are about 10 times less
stable than RME. That said, I still have an M-Audio Firewire 1814 that
is ready as a spare.
To put it another way: "You get what you pay for."
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 12/8/2020 8:13 AM, Martin Fisher wrote:
> Hey Folks,
> It appears I'm in the market for an interface to replace a piece of legacy equipment which is "on the fritz"/"gives up it's useful life with the demise of Windows 7." This unit would replace a Midiman Delta 10 X 10 with rack mount break out box for use on a second computer. I'm looking for recommendations and am having a hard time making sense of the ads I'm seeing from most retailers who aim their information at the live music crowd. I'd like to keep the price somewhere in the $700 and under range. Below is my short list of requirements and wants. If anyone has any thoughts I'd be grateful to hear them.
> Although I usually cap projects at 24 Bit/96 kHz I'd like it to be capable of 24 Bit/192 kHz resolution
> 8 discreet level adjustable line inputs (mic/line capability is preferred but not essential)
> Would also be nice if all level controls and input jacks were front panel accessible
> I've been running a Fireface 800 on my main record computer for several years now with excellent results but this one doesn't have to be quite as high end.
> Thanks! :-)