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2018/09/18 13:47:28 (permalink)

What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied?

I'm using Roland Studio Capture 1610 and it has many inputs, and works great most of the time. But Roland doesn't have Win10 drivers to download so you always have to download the Win10 drivers from the internet which sucks cause that means i need to have an internet connection on that music computer when before that I didn't have to. I'm used to just loading all drivers manually, but sometime the Roland Studio Capture drivers are lost for some strange reason when loading other programs. In my other equipment their drivers always remain loaded. But with Roland even if my screensaver comes on, the drivers are lost, and I have to reload them which sometimes becomes a nightmare in saying the drivers are already loaded by the program but the program says they aren't. Other than that, the interface is like a swiss army knife of audio interfaces and sounds very good. Someday i may upgrade to $3000-4000 dollar interface as my final upgrade.
 
Just wondering what audio interface is everybody else using with their Cakewalk program and are they satisfied with it?
 
Thanks
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 14:25:04 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby dwdyer 2018/09/20 02:36:50
im using a roland quad-capture & im really happy with it,good pre-amp
 
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 14:28:10 (permalink)
i use a RME Babyface Pro.
 
only two preamps, but they sound perfectly neutral,
which gives me what i want, ability to carve 'tones' later.
 
12-in/12-out, ADAT/SPDIF I/O, they pair well with other preamps (such as my A-Designs MP-1), rock solid drivers, EQ and Ambience effects available in the playback or to print or both or neither....
excellent UI
 

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 14:40:50 (permalink)
Either (can’t use both unless daisychained via adat) Focusrite LS56 or Focusrite 18i20 second gen.

Perfectly happy with both.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 14:49:27 (permalink)
Focusrite 18i20 gen 2, rock solid.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 14:57:21 (permalink)
ECHO Layla 3G PCI > PCIe adapter, Windows 10 1803, rock solid. Low latency. 
 
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 15:56:33 (permalink)
MOTU 896mk3Hy, Reaper, FA-08, VS-2480. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 with Platform update. I am very satisfied.
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 16:09:08 (permalink)
I have an MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid.
 

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 16:16:00 (permalink)
Focusrite 2i2 works without any issues.
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 16:30:36 (permalink)
Windows has never been elegant about coming out of sleep or hibernation. I suspect that you also have USB ports enabled to go idle. Disable sleep/hibernation and the power management on the USB ports and your interface will probably function fine. Drivers do not unload, but the USB port will go offline unless that functionality is disabled.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 16:49:16 (permalink)
RME 2496 PCI and yes I'm happy
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 17:03:00 (permalink)
My main DAW has 2 M-Audio Delta 1010LT PCI cards (so I get total 16 analog IO and 4 digital IO simultaneously).
I also have M-Audio Firewire 410 (Firewire) & Line6 TonePort UX2 (USB) in my second DAW.
 
Both PC runs Win7 x64. Very happy with them.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 17:15:49 (permalink)
Roland quad-capture and Win 10. No problems with sreensavers or sleepmode. Rock solid. Perfectly happy.
 
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 17:31:59 (permalink)
batsbrew
i use a RME Babyface Pro.
 
only two preamps, but they sound perfectly neutral,
which gives me what i want, ability to carve 'tones' later.
 
12-in/12-out, ADAT/SPDIF I/O, they pair well with other preamps (such as my A-Designs MP-1), rock solid drivers, EQ and Ambience effects available in the playback or to print or both or neither....
excellent UI

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After several crappy devices (M-Audio, VS-20, Phonix, I was not thinking about them this way before, I was "satisfied") I have finally understood what real audio interface should be

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 17:49:10 (permalink)
Original RME Babyface. Rock stable, sounds great, excellent latency, and clean preamps. Does everything I need.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 18:42:55 (permalink)
I'm using an old Echo Audiofire 4 with my DAW, and a Roland Quad Capture on my laptop. I'm satisfied - both are very stable here.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 19:12:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby seriousfun 2018/09/18 23:50:51
RME UFX for me. Didn't want too deal with bad drivers.
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 19:17:44 (permalink)
I'm very happy with my RME Ucx

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/18 20:01:08 (permalink)
Echo Indigo DJx PCI Express - smooth as silk, great if you like your audio card to deal with both Sonar and Windows audio without issues.
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/19 03:18:39 (permalink)
Audient iD22. Love the clarity of the sound, compared to my old Delta 1010. The preamps are pristine. Ultra clean when you want them to be, or nice and gritty when you push them. And the DI gives my bass an awesome punch. And it also doubles as great monitor controller. I can't tell you how happy I've been with it.
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/19 07:27:44 (permalink)
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Audient iD22. Love the clarity of the sound, compared to my old Delta 1010. The preamps are pristine. Ultra clean when you want them to be, or nice and gritty when you push them. And the DI gives my bass an awesome punch. And it also doubles as great monitor controller. I can't tell you how happy I've been with it.

 
I agree. The iD22 is a great piece of hardware. I've been using one for the past 2 years and happy with it and not considering changing any time soon. Recently I've started making use of the optical inputs & outputs after adding an Audient ASP800 and an Aphex 141B.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/19 07:43:10 (permalink)
I have several interfaces including a usb Roland 2 ch. It's a windows profile on a laptop that disables the usb when the battery is low I guess. A better battery. Full on power. That should help you. Your interface with automatic gain seems a great feature and an amazing box.
 
If you want a driver on an USB stick. That can be done. You can email Roland how to go about. They can send you the driver I'm sure. 

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/19 08:30:28 (permalink)
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Windows has never been elegant about coming out of sleep or hibernation. I suspect that you also have USB ports enabled to go idle. Disable sleep/hibernation and the power management on the USB ports and your interface will probably function fine. Drivers do not unload, but the USB port will go offline unless that functionality is disabled.



How do I disable USB ports, is that the same thing as disabling the hibernation or sleep mode?
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/19 13:45:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kday 2018/10/04 16:44:19
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mettelus
Windows has never been elegant about coming out of sleep or hibernation. I suspect that you also have USB ports enabled to go idle. Disable sleep/hibernation and the power management on the USB ports and your interface will probably function fine. Drivers do not unload, but the USB port will go offline unless that functionality is disabled.



How do I disable USB ports, is that the same thing as disabling the hibernation or sleep mode?

Go into device manager, find USB root hubs, right click and select properties. Then click on power management, then deselect the box that says "put this device to sleep to save power" or something along those lines.
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/19 14:33:13 (permalink)
I use the TAscam uh 7000. Excellent pre and conversion. An upgrade would be lynx. The audient would be a sonic equivalent with better drivers and more in outs..
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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/19 18:29:33 (permalink)
RME UFX plus RME Octamic II. Solid and reliable with low latency in Windows and MacOS.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/19 21:04:00 (permalink)
Focusrite 18i20, 6i6, & 2i2 - all 1st gen on 3 separate machines. 
 
All running at "1ms" latency, and rock solid.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/21 07:44:17 (permalink)
I have a pair of PreSonus Firepods, firmware flashed to FP-10. I started off with a PreSonus Firebox, which I still use on my other systems for mobile projects, then picked up this pair.
 
If I daisy chain them, I can have 16 mic/line inputs going at one time.
 
Old, I guess, but they work great. Supposedly the drivers are good to go in W10 if you install them in compatibility mode.
 
As long as my computer has a PCI slot for the Firewire card, I see no reason to use anything else.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/21 13:37:06 (permalink)
Being connected to the Internet in-and-of-itself isn't a problem or something to worry about.
My main DAW is connected 24/7 (no A/V software, never infected)
Biggest risk is sending/receiving Email.
Another risk factor is surfing "unsavory" websites.
If you just go to audio specific websites for updates/authorization... and audio specific forums like this, you're not going to get infected.
 
Having an up-to-date backup image file (of the boot HD) is protection against many things (including malware).
 
If you have a lot of audio software/plugins installed:
With the amount of updates/authorizations/etc, you're almost forced to at least have temporary connectivity.
Some applications (like ProTools 2018 subscription) require Internet connection.

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Re: What Audio Interfaces are everyone using with Cakewalk and Sonar and are you satisfied 2018/09/24 22:04:50 (permalink)
using behringer umc404hd no problems

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