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.
Any M Audio interface is going to be very good to use, they are well built and will work with almost any daw. So when using the M Audio ProFire 610 I already knew what to expect out of it. It ended up being my main interface for a while. I did experience some lag with it on my pc laptop running Windows XP but I was able to over look that because of the quality that I was getting when recording with analog and digital signals. This is the perfect device for the mobile musicians or someone who moves around a lot. This is one of the better mobile devices you can have. There are plenty of smaller mobile devices but this one will give you a great sound.
The M Audio Pro Fire 610 is probably the best mobile fire wire device that I have used since I went digital years ago. I was just going to get a USB interface for my set up. So I was looking at another M Audio interface that was USB until someone told me to check this one out. So I checked it out decided to purchase it and the rest is history. I still own this to this day, I still use it a lot too. I don’t used it all the time, but for most of my on the road laptop stuff this comes with me.
Manual was not needed, I don’t think I have ever even opened it. I was having some issues getting my software to recognize the interface, but that was just a small hump and It got worked out in no time and was no longer an issue. All the features of this interface are very easy to use, and its very easy to install.
The sound quality is great, I loved the quality that I was able to get just from hotel rooms when using the M Audio ProFire 610. It has really gave me the true at home experience no matter where I was at.
I had a few hours lai test.
And in use with Mac Pro Studio, no problem with iMac and MacBook Pro quun.
Jai branch all over. Microphones, synths etc ..... and I havent encountered any problem crunches and others.
The sound is clear and the records in Logic are really very good.
The installation is extremely simple and I havent encountered any incompatibility with Mac.
The operation is very simple and intuitive and the manual is useless.
In MAudio, drivers are ALWAYS stable.
I got almost zero latency logic and virtual synths Korg Legacy Digital and Analogue.
I arrived more than 10 tracks without problem.
Nothing to say, if nest, once again for MAudio, BRAVO !!
Pro product. Those who have problems need to review their hardware because the Profire 610 really very well on Mac.
Avoid Pcs Pro for use.