M-Audio ProFire 2626
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M-Audio ProFire 2626

All user reviews for the M-Audio ProFire 2626

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 16 reviews )
 10 reviews63 %
 4 reviews25 %
Value For Money : Excellent
02/17/2010

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio ProFire 2626
I chose it because it was one of the only alternatives with ProTools if you do not want to use the Digidesign interfaces, significantly more expensive and not necessarily better in sound.

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.

UTILIZATION

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.

GETTING STARTED

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
Djezeking12/16/2009

Djezeking's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio ProFire 2626
<strong>What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk ,...)?</strong>
PC 4GB DUAL

<strong>What characteristics have motivated your choice?</strong>

The number of input and output

<strong>For what purpose?
</strong>
Studio on a budget starting

<strong>With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) and you use the connection with what? ...
</strong>
Mackie 24/8/2 direct return out + + magneto + Yamaha HS80 Pack all necessary micro

UTILIZATION

<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?
</strong>
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>

No

<strong>What latency you get?

</strong> correct but also dépendt Pluggin VST

I say yes to the coupling of 3 cards

GETTING STARTED

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 ..
Routing:
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 ...

OVERALL OPINION

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
Rotull11/04/2009

Rotull's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio ProFire 2626
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?

The number of I / O and analog numrique, price, pre-amps, the possibility to transport thanks to Firewire!

- For what purpose?

Home collection's outdoor studio!

- What is your config?

TravelMate 7720 Laptop: Intel Core Duo CPU T9300 2x2, 5Ghz
4056 Mb Ram
3x500Gb HDD
Vista Pro 32bit

- Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...)?

I use it with a Tascam DM-24 and an amplifier Arcam digital / analog!
For now I'm in a pretty simple config Analog but I test the ADAT and S / PDIF and everything is spot on!
I record the voice, instrument and sound recording to MD!

UTILIZATION

- Installation is it without problem?

yes, it's done in minutes!

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

No!

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
Yes, the software provided (routing, setup) is all that more simple, instinctive and practical!

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

As a textbook physics, there is a book of "quick boot" sufficient installation, if you want most is on the CD provided. Pdf

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?

Yes, four months, not a single bug!

- What software do you use most often?

Nuendo 3, Sound Forge 9, Plugins vst: native instrument, Blue Cat, Arturia, Korg ...

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment?

As for the time records: 8 Analog + 2Adat 96.000Khz in 32 bit and everything is perfect.
Read: 32 tracks + instrument. vst (noon) and all is well!
I use it both for recording for Fast Fashion

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?

+ / - Four months

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">the +</span>
Pramplis of quality, easy to install, I / O, Analog / Digital, low latency, price, StandAlone

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Le-</span>
The knobs in faade (there are plastic and do not be rsistant area) but hey, we'll see!

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

Not really, from a "static audio ad/da2000) that the levels of connectivity to resamblait strong but in the silent years in Ralite Lumire!

- How do you report qualitprix?

Trs Well, I also wanted the prciser pramplis "Octane" trs are really well made (for the price).

There was no problem in the firewire or the drivers, installing ft easy!

In conclusion, I highly recommend this sound card in the report qualitprix!
increasingly it is recognized by Protools!

New Info on November 4, 2009:
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Just to say I am always satisfied with TRS!
Except the knobs which (as prvus) are really bad quality and catch a game over time!
I will try to change them and say what is a time!

Despite the default, has remained a trs trs right choice!
spot0005/22/2008

spot00's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio ProFire 2626
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
firewire card with 8preamp octanne 2PORT and adat.
the card comes with Ableton Live Lite 6, 2cables Firewire (6 pin> 6 pin to 6 pin> 4-pin), is a "whip" with MIDI ports and spdif wclock.

For what purpose?
home studio

What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
tour
2.2 ghz core 2duo
2GB RAM
Maxtor 400GB hard drive raid
win xp pro.
6 pin firewire port

test also
a laptop
2.2 ghz core 2duo
2g ram
150GB hard drive
4-pin firewire port
win xp fam

UTILIZATION

Installation is no problem it?
nickel it stuffs the cd, it installs, you plug the PC restarts the 2626, windob detection and running.

Have you experienced any incompatibility?
no no
Gnrale configuration is easy?
bin as this is my first "big board" I ram a chouilla but the "m-audio control panel" and well done, but is in English.

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
the "quick guide star" is not too useful and the manual is in English.

GETTING STARTED

The drivers are stable?
yes, no crashes yet in win xp pro sp2

Are they often put day?
the map is still very new so hard to say.

What software do you use most often?
cubase.

What you get lag?
according cubase about 6 ms

How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...
8 for now, I have not yet preamp adat.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
2 days
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
the flexibility of input output, assignable at will
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
emu 0404, alesys Multimix firewire 16.
- How do you report qualitprix?
very good, I have not seen anything better for the same price!
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
yes definitely.
04/19/2008

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio ProFire 2626
- What technical specifications have motivated your choice?
Interface with 8 and 2 among pramplis / O ADAT
- For what purpose?
Studio recording
- What is your config (Map mother / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?
MacBookPro 2,13Ghz 2GB
- Which instruments or systems (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections ...?
ADI8-DS converters

USE

- Installation is it done without problem?
Yes, like a flower OSX 10.4.11
- Have you encountered the incompatibilits?
Not
- Is Gnrale configuration is easy?
Yes, especially since I had already a firewire 410 whose system is similar.
- Is the manual is clear and sufficient? ...?
No need to book

IMPLEMENTATION

- Are the drivers stable?
Yes, OSX, no worries
- Are they often put day?
Difficult to say because it is trsrcent.
- What software do you use most often?
Protools m-powered
- What you get lag?
Trslgre not gnante for recording
- How many tracks you record / play simultaneously ...?
For now, I record 12 tracks simultaneously, but I think I can go 14 or 16 when I have external pramplis supplmentaires I will connect my converter

NOTICE GLOBAL

- How long have you use it?
15 days
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Plus, 8 pramplis of very good quality.
Least, the gain potentiometers do not seem to be very strong
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
M-Audio Firewire 410
- How do you report qualitprix?
Very good, a very good way to make a little home studio and record in good conditions.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice ...?
Yes, no problem
fabricegoubin04/02/2008

fabricegoubin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio ProFire 2626
Usage: making sounds in the studio.

Buying a portable station complte April 2, 2008:

- Mac book 2.4 Ghz, 2GB, Mac OS 10.5.2
- ProFire 2626
- Pro Tools 7
- Micro kit Salmieri
- Accessories (cables, feet, MIDI controllers, etc.).

UTILIZATION

Piloting of the card by the computer without problem.
Internet connection required for loading drivers on 10.5.2

GETTING STARTED

BIG PROBLEMS ON THIS ISSUE:

* Not fault M-Audio

* No software is used to control the card multitrack recording on Mac OS 10.5.2 (except soft Ableton Live, but hey ... the FULL version, recording the multi ncessaire is 299 euros - good joke !).

PRO TOOLS does not run on 10.5.1, let alone 10.5.2.
The card is currently not functional multitrack with a soft quality when we had the awkwardness of the OS updater or buy a brand new computer.

OVERALL OPINION

The 2626 card is not functional so far in multitrack recording with a soft quality of work on a config. Apple update (April 2008).

...

(Erratum: nikel it works with Garage Band, the most advanced audio software on a Mac (!) Is the only laxative I've found to dbloquer the situation).

...

The map looks really great (the home tests are convincing) 8 pramp octane, cheap, not boring: a future standard.
... Just some problem of arrhythmia between Digidesign and Apple.