The Konnekt 24D is a full featured interface that has powerful but quiet pre amps. It has firewire connectivity and two high quality mic inputs that can be switched on the go to hi-Z instruments like guitars. It comes with Cubase LE which is a great value for an interface of this quality. You can use it as a stand alone interface as well and it won’t need to be hooked up to a DAW if you do not want it to be but it does get its power from the connection to a computer. The effects are in real time (DSP).
This interface was not the easiest to set up, but it didn’t take long. I used it for about 6 months back in 2009 and still own it but do not use it any more. The plug ings that come with it are very good and they add great value to this interface. I was using this interface for a portable set up of mine.
The preamps are very good, they are clean and they also have a lot of headroom. To be in this price range you probably will not find something much better. There are 3 input gain lights on it and 3 knobs. The interface seemed to be built pretty well and could handle the tough life on the road. Out of all of the times that I used it, I never saw any physical wear and tear on it and it never had any issues as far as not working properly and I was using it almost every day in a different place.
This interface was not made to give a great sound quality because for the price you could not expect that. The quality was decent, and worked well for me to get some ideas down while I was out and about. I really enjoyed working with it, it is a shame that they are not making it anymore.
Problems start here. With my configuration, the drivers aren't reliable at all. The computer didn't support my sound card at all (it already happened to me with another sound card I had to return). To get a minimum stability, I had to download a firmware + an old driver update.
I could hardly record audio (lots of drop outs). I mean, the drivers are regularly updated. I guess the latency is short enough, but the software provided (TC Near) doesn't gave any info about it, it crashes and crashes the whole system.
Computer monitoring was not possible. No sound.
However, it was ok in standalone mode: I took advantage of the reverb quite a few years (very good quality).
No installation problems. Obvious compatibility problems. I strongly advise all HP Pavillion users against this product.
I think the sound card is a high-quality product but it is totally incompatible with my computer.
This sound card is useless considering I can only use it in standalone mode.
I would not buy it again. I'll buy a Mac because I'm fed up with compatibility problems.
- I returned it.
At the time, I bought it for the firewire, versatility, MIDI, ADAT I / O and S / PDIF, 2 headphone jacks ... ..
And quality preamps.
I record analog synths, vocal mics (AKG 414 etc ...) my piano and sometimes guitar and bass ... On Macbook pro (2012) and iMac (2008) by location.
I said that my shots are used frequently in pro productions, mixed posteriori Studio Pro.
I never had a problem of stability, with no computer (I have used several with the same card.
I've never met limits tracks (I recorded to the maximum possible on this card with external ADAT preamp etc ...)
Latency is very low with a recent computer.
I mainly use Logic 9
Children installation, clear interface nothing to say ....
I used for almost 7 years with happiness and fun!
Most managed by the internal DSP are excellent, they are also useful in monitoring the socket (you sing with a small compressor and a super reverb in the headphones without latency) that plug in to the mix.
In a word, this card combines all the good ideas from all others in its class.
The two headphone outputs, one who mute the speakers, inputs 1 and 2 lined rear selectable by a simple switch, 3 scene memories for use in stand alone ....
I am a professional musician and I regularly use a lot of other cards in lots of circumstances. I certify that if there is a difference in sound with RME, it is almost inaudible. However, it is much more flexible to use and much more clever!
I just bought the Studio Konnekt 48 more inputs for remote control car at the price it is sold now it's just a killer !!! Provided I keep my old 24D for mobile situations or config "B".
Finally, I acknowledge the long period of TC electronic bashing to be partly responsible for the abandonment of the area by this brand .... This is unfortunate ...