M-Audio 610 : stompboxjon's user review
"Gotta have it!"
The M Audio ProFire 610 has 6 by 10 simultaneous analog and digital ins and outs with 2 preamps. The cost of this interface is 500 dollars. If you are just starting out then I don’t suggest purchasing it because that will probably be out of your budget. But if you are a veteran in the music game then this interface will work perfect for your home set up. The reason that I purchased this interface is because of how good everyone said the preamps are. I have used several different microphones and a ton of different synth keyboards with the ProFire 610. All audio is transferred almost immediately and not latency is detected.
I have received an updated for it maybe one time (when they came out with the windows 7 update), but I didn’t even download the update because I didn’t need it. The ProFire was working great on my Dual Core PC and my Mac book at the time. I was using it as my main interface for a while and it was one of the best ones that I have ever used. You will capture some great live performance with the ProFire 610 in stereo too. All 8 of the line outs are great and the interface is very easy to set up and use. It does come with Ableton Lite just in case you need a DAW to record with and don’t own one. But I used it in Cubase and in Logic. It all works perfectly and has never caused me any problems or issues.
I have had no compatibility issues with the ProFire 610, it has worked great on two different systems and with Cubase and Logic. The manual is a rather small book, but its pretty to the point just in case you need it.
I have used several other interfaces by M Audio but none like the ProFire 610, don’t waste your time getting those cheap USB interfaces , if you have the money you mine as well just get the ProFire 610 because you will need it at some point or another. This is definitely one of the best interfaces that M Audio has made.