RME Vs. Universal Audio


#1

Guys I am going to buy a new sound card. Which you advice me RME Fireface 800 or UA Apollo?


#2

I use a Tascam US-144 external interface which is usb powered, has all the inputs and outputs I need and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Don’t know much about the others I’m afraid.


#3

If you go RME buy the newer interfaces: UFX or UCX (I have it)

I’d say the driver is very important to the overall performance and it can’t get any better than RME drivers.


#4
||+973280|aj-guitar said-|| If you go RME buy the newer interfaces: UFX or UCX (I have it)

I’d say the driver is very important to the overall performance and it can’t get any better than RME drivers.

You want to say that RME Drivers are not good?


#5

No he means that it does not get better than RME Drivers (i.e. they are great!)

Choosing between RME and UA Apollo is like choosing between BMW / Mercedes. They are both really good. I would take the Apollo though, mainly because you can start offloading processing tasks (EQ, compression, etc…) onto the Apollo card. It has more outputs/inputs than you could ever need and even if you do need more, you can expand on it easily.

The drivers and latency for both RME and UA are historically very good. It’s my opinion however, that the Apollo would probably be the better long-term investement.


#6

Long term DSP cards will be obsolete … just sayin’ :wink:


#7

RME.

RME UFX if possible.

this company stands better in world of converters, and you can sell it for better price ,used, if you don’t like it.


#8
||+973530|aj-guitar said-|| Long term DSP cards will be obsolete .... just sayin' ;-)
Debatable.

Besides, it’s not just a DSP card though. It’s an audio interface with good converters and DSP should you need it. UA plugins are excellent and I think mo.st users would get good mileage out of them.

If converters are very important to you than maybe you should do a test of the units yourself in-person. There is an interesting thread about it here:

Some prefer A, some prefer B. A lot of it comes down to personal preference.

Also, choosing converters only really matters when your monitoring and acoustics is ideal. Otherwise you are simply wasting money buying an amazing converter without the proper room to have it really shine.

Honestly, I think you will be happy if you get either.


#9
garethcoker said

Honestly, I think you will be happy if you get either.

I think so, too!


#10

RME is German company, and you are from Germany …you must buy RME !
just kiddin :slight_smile:


#11

RME my friend!


#12

I worked with RME 800, (recording and mixing of a rock album). Sounds very good. I do not know how it sounds Apollo, but it has the UAD-2 on the board! It’s the awesome feature!

If a “live” recordings is not your primary aim, Apollo (+ UAD) is the good one, imho. (But you have to know which of UAD plugs are in the bundle)


#13

Guys I choose RME. So one more question. What about connection of RME and SSL Duality? How can I connect them?


#14

this one?
http://www.solid-state-logic.com/music/duality/


#15

btw, congrats on your new device! :sunglasses:


#16

Where I can find this information? How to connect this two device?


#17

try to read FAQ http://www.solid-state-logic.com/music/duality/faq.asp
This: “How do I connect balanced and unbalanced equipment to SSL equipment?” http://solid-state-logic-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2690/session/L3RpbWUvMTM5MDY3NTQ0Ni9zaWQvY0F4LTZoTGw%3D

or

documentation http://www.solid-state-logic.com/music/duality/documentation.asp

best wishes!


#18

MOTU? Anyone?


#19

Thanks guys. You really helped me.