All user reviews of 5/5 for the M-Audio Firewire 410
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theaudioandvideoguy's review"Powerful and portable"
I didn’t like the manual with this interface to much, It seemed to be a really lengthy manual and it didn’t need to be. The unit was very easy to use and to understand I don’t get why the manual would be so complex. You wont even need to touch the manual at all if you have general knowledge of interfaces and even if you are a beginner you wont need to use the manual . Just load the drivers and you are good to go.
The back of the unit does have some inputs on it though, I think it has two inputs and 8 outputs and they are all quarter inch jacks. So this unit is useful on the front of the panel and on the rear panel. So where ever you have this unit at you will need to be able to access the front and the back, which makes me thing they should have just made it a rack able unit and put everything on the front. But I think they where aiming at trying to make it a portable fire wire unit that had plenty of outs and ins.
It is portable and still has enough inputs and out puts to run a major session. Using this interface couldn’t be much easier. You wont need a manual , its plug and play. Run it in any major daw that you use on your pc. I am not sure about mac though, I haven’t used it with a mac.
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MGR/Jonzer's review"M-Audio FireWire 410"
I paid £363(528 euro) for the unit.
I am accustomed to the consumer line Soundbalster SB Live for recording and playback. The first, very notable difference was the fact that with speakers or headphones plugged in and with the volume up full (with no noise playing) there was complete silence. There is no background noise or static whatsoever. It makes for crisp, clean recording (from DI source or mic) and incredibley clear playback.
So far, there is nothing unsatisfactory abou the unti whatsoever. It is perfect for recording (up to four inputs at once) and for playback (up to 10 discreet outputs or 7.1 suround sound).
The FW410 is solid in its metal casing. It is heavy duty, but not too heavy for portability. All knobs have a "nice action" (as Alan Partridge would say) and it is very simple and straightforward to use and install.
For anyone who is considering buying a low-price, professional soundcard for home recording or for live electronic performance this is the one for you. The unit has 4 inputs for recording (2 XLR / 1/4" hybrid inputs [with optional pads and phantom power] and 2 1/4" line inputs) it also has 10 discreet line outputs (8 1/4" and 2 SPDIF). It also has 2 headphone sockets, each with its own voume control. It works through FireWire and I am currently using it on a laptop and am achieving crystal clear recording and playback audio.
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suppahgilles's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very well to begin"
I wanted something really portable
and especially the eight output jack 6.5 ...
I use it on stage, in fact I take the other group members
with a console and I re-balance in the sound card to grind all the time
So my config:
an old Fuji-Siemens Amilo 2003, the processor is a wheelbarrow,
512MB of RAM ... the hard drive? is the name of hard ...
As against this too can not do without it,
And you know what? it crashes ever
required to have a stable operating system with all updates to XP Pro ... So ... it hurts not only portfolio giving money to microsoft
Live professor I want to say that I only use the freeware is a kind of rack effects and instrument VST ..
barely perceptible latency ...
Initially yes, XP Home pfff ... I bought the XP Pro and there .. ok!
Not read the manual ...
4 years ...
in retrospect, it came 2 a fair bit ..
the -: the blue light start ... too much ..
as: robustness, a year on the coast Mahorais (10 meters from the beach not a point of rust) no entry that crackles like new .. nothing ..
I had to okaz (through Audiofanzine) to 190 euros including postage ..
but altogether, and I intend to buy another one since my same chains!!
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Duo rivage's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" No problem"
I have a notebook with Intel Core Quad 2.4 ghz
3 M Ram
The drivers are stable and put rgulirement day, I work on Windows 7 32-bit, Sonar X1 and rolls
The installation is no problem, very easy to use, no need for manual or elsewhere pedro
Trs good report quality price, the sound recording is good, I use it for more than six years without a failure in prcisant that I use on scne so she changed much .
Voil product that I recommend and I Rasht no problem.
kurgh'an's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good product"
I get to read about twenty audio tracks at the same time (I have not tried more) no worries.
It can happen that you start the PC the driver does not start, you must restart the pc and it reparti.cela said, it happens very rarely.
I have a latency of 14 milliseconds. (very low).
I find the preamps pretty good.
2 headphone jacks (nice)
I use the output fiber optic monitor of digital roland: nikel
I tested the acquisition fiber with the Vox ToneLab Guitar: nikel
on the other hand out there I used 10 2or 4 max, others I do not use
I would have preferred additional entries, but both inputs are good enough as long as you do not save a live.
I am very happy to use my home studio.
produces very good quality / price ratio.
zblam's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good tool"
4 inputs (2 and 2 pramps line) but not used at the same time.
8 mono outputs. 2 headphone outputs with knob indpendant. Firewire connection.
Usage: taken from his / mix in home studio and some live. I made the decision-scratching, bass and singing with.
I use Logic Studio 8. The driver works trs well, but it is better to plug in before launching Logic.
There are 4 inputs but can only record two tracks at the same time (for each company must choose between mic and line, we can not have the 2 at the same time).
Never had a desire to mix a couple of tracks at the same time.
The install and config are easy.
The two headphone outputs with indpendantes knob are pretty cool and allows the driver to route each output (a total of eight) in each headphone ... or not (like the total mix RME). It's quite convenient for the live o you put the click in the headphones of all but the drummer and click Output faade.
I'm going to change because I want to spend the range suprieure (RME Fireface 800) but I'll keep it to carry around in the BPS or live.
The pramps are nice but not exceptional either, they will not ring your micro low-end but to scratch it is largely good.
With exprience so I Rasht, especially at the price of the argus today for less than 100 euros for a given connection is also rich.
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mrpessoa's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent value for money"
Used on a PC (today) quadricore, 4 gb ram, dd TO 7200tpm, etc.. Cubase and Komplete, with an Axiom 49, a micro m-audio luna, and a keyboard Rolan FP5.
computer music "semiprofessional" miking acoustic and midi instruments, pseudo-house production ...
The drivers are relatively stable, but do not load the mule! Or do not often change pc: she likes it. On the other hand, they are not updated frequently: once every 2 years?
Software used: Cubase essentially Komplete 6 and 7.
Number of tracks: I sui not a glutton, I used to max 20, and holds up the card reading (that is abused by greedy with effects on it)
The latency depends greatly on the size of buffer:
suddenly, when I save, I choose very small sizes, and latency falls below 10 ms.
When I export my song, I choose a maximum size, latency no longer intervenes.
Installation is a delicate moment, we must respect the order: first, Cubase, then after (...) M-Audio.
The manual is brief, and I believe in pdf. The general config is simple, but for a beginner, it is opaque! FY thank you for helping me to understand.
I have not encountered any incompatibilities.
I have since 2005. This is my first external interface (before I worked with sound cards built into the motherboard: FRO).
The feature I like most: his range of connection and even excessive for my modest needs.
I like the least: some instability and crashes.
The value seems excellent, I think above this target m-audio is the first step aim pro world. If we do not afford the cards (and products) m-audio are very valid:
especially today-hand, one can find less than 100 € a case on me!
With the experience? I have no other experience ... In any case, I do not regret this purchase: thanks to him, I was able to climb several steps in my career Apprenticeship Maoist!
chaos11's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nothing to say!"
I use it as an external sound card for my iMac.
The sounds of my 11 synths (expanders and keyboards), my Z4 sampler pass through the 410 via a Soundcraft table which "feeds" two Tapco S5.
410 is plugged into the firewire on the Mac.
Very stable drivers that I update once a year but I honestly do not see the difference.
I use my songs Record and include an average of 12 audio tracks.
I loaded the software, follow the directions clear and precise, the 410 put on and everything worked!
Originally used on Emac, I also used Dell laptop PC, and now on Imac.
Always the same result - it works!
Purchased in 2005 from memory, I've never used anything else.
It is compact, robust, attractive and reliable.
I have nothing to reproach him.
Difficult to talk about value for money. At the time I wanted to equip myself. I'm not looking to spend.
In hindsight, I would do this choice without hesitation, although I am not aware of the latest technologies in the field!
Michel Planque's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Config: toshiba laptop cpu amd 2coeurs 2gigas, 3 gigs of memory.
Use: recording, live and I was taking with me partotu and she always works nickel!
Drivers, at the top it works every time!
Software: live, cubase
The nstallation no problem, and I have no problems are incompatibilities.
I've had a year I use it all the time and really great stuff value!
Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
NO DESIRE TO INSTAL
DRIVERS ARE STABLENT ON A GOOD COMPUTER THAT HAS NO CONCERNS HIM EITHER !!!
In this case it rolls itself ...
For 3 Years
I love EVERYTHING about this interface !!
This is an excellent quality / price !!!
I repeat that choice of course ...
PS: DO NOT listen badgers WHO DO NOT KNOW TO USE THEIR MATOS ............................