All user reviews of 4/5 for the M-Audio ProFire 2626
M-Audio Profire 2626: The Test - M-Audio Strikes Again
With no fewer than 26 inputs, 26 outputs, 8 integrated Octane microphone preamps, and ProTools M-Powered compatibility, the latest interface from M-Audio aims to find its niche in the category of intermediate-level FireWire audio interfaces. Should the competition be worried?
pakrac's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it holds the road!"
The number of I / O
For what purpose?
Multitrack recording, analog console in mutli transplanted
What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?
Mac book Pro Intel Core i5
With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DtD ...) you use it and how connections?
Recording guitar / bass / Piano...divers microphones.
Super stable drivers with Logic Pro anyway. 10 tracks of simultaneous recording, it rowed a little.
Installation is quick and efficient, no incompatibility or what what
I use it for 1 year almost daily. Tried Focusrite Sapphire Pro 40 is the same with better preamps, but it is not either RME.
Nb / O
2 ADAT ports
It was all
Preamps a little light
Good value for money, especially during otherwise better look elsewhere.
I would do this choice, yes, it is a very good door between a sound card and a fireface 100 balls which is 1200
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keox35's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good!"
The drives are very stable, no drop. I use it with ableton live 8, and I have extremely low latency (she has never embarrassed!)
A little trouble with the internal router at first, but once you read the manual, it works alone!
This sound card is perfect for me for the use I made (I save my hardware synths, tract, or guitars)
Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
My configuration: MacBook Pro 2.5 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 1TB external HD in FW800 and FW400 on the ProFire2626, Snow Leopard and ProTools 8.
I use it mainly for home recording, sometimes in groups outside to record, combined with another interface (via ADAT), and everything went well at the moment. It also acts as an interface to the south, driving through the south of synths.
I think it is complete.
The drivers are very stable, at least on OS-X, no crash occurred on this day. on the other hand, it took until late December 2009 until M-Audio so a driver (not beta) that works with Snow Leopard, released in August 2009. on the other hand, once it came out, it works!
I use mainly ProFire2626 ProTools 8, but also with Logic Studio and Garage Band.
In terms of tracks, I recorded more than 16 tracks at once.
The installation was no problem. The configuration is not simple cons ... there is an editor app for handling input / output (audio / Adat) and you can configure the interface in every sense of the level, inserts, etc. ... . A little confusing at first, but once we understood how it goes, it's very flexible and convenient.
I use it for over a year. Before I had an old M-Box, Digidesign ProTools 6.9
What I like most: sound quality, grain Octane preamps, the almost total lack of breath even with very high driven preamps, converters quality, compatibility with ProTools, a stable level software, ease of installation, affordable price for possibilities.
What I like a little less: the low gain preamps, unusable with ribbon microphones (for example), the firing order to fulfill if we want the computer to recognize the interface quality plastic knobs, volume controlled by software that you feel good levels of volume ...
As already mentioned, it is an interface medium range, comparable with a Presonus interface at great price. There is a difference with interfaces like MOTU, RME, Apogee ... but it is also another price range. And these interfaces are not compatible ProTools.
I may redo this choice, but since has released the new Mackie Onyx 820i to 1640i, compatible ProTools, it makes you think ... because the preamps and EQ these consoles are not that bad.
Djezeking's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
PC 4GB DUAL
<strong>What characteristics have motivated your choice?</strong>
The number of input and output
<strong>For what purpose?
Studio on a budget starting
<strong>With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) and you use the connection with what? ...
Mackie 24/8/2 direct return out + + magneto + Yamaha HS80 Pack all necessary micro
<strong>The drivers are stable?</strong>
grinder: sync without a problem the moment we have a firewire port pci texas + the right driver .... it works very very well now
<strong>What software do you use most often?
Cubase 4 LE + Sonar 7 Producer
<strong>How many tracks do you manage to record / playback simultaneously? ...
</strong> 24 now that I have 3
<strong>They are often updated?</strong>
<strong>What latency you get?
</strong> correct but also dépendt Pluggin VST
I say yes to the coupling of 3 cards
Manual just a bit ...
To install again, well take into consideration the requirements necessary technical hardware side ... (wearing fire texas, driver update ...)
Config need to spend time, but ultimately very complete ..
for each output, you can assign the sound from the input (dry), a stereo aux send, output software, the general mix .....
But like any project, it shall first make its specifications before launching without thinking ...
I use it for 1 year now
I like (once understood routing) its potential
With experience, yes ....
However, price not even the most pro Matoss
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