Sonic State Studio / Audio Cards/Hardware / M-AUDIO Firewire 410

Average rating: 5.2/10 out of 10

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Robrecht from Belgium writes:
This is the worst piece of hardware I aquired in my life. It has given me nothing but trouble: midi dropping out all of a sudden, the whole device stops working every now and then, ... every time the only solution I have is rebooting my system. I have used it with 5 machines so far and it is always giving me trouble. I work in the IT sector myself and I've never seen any consumer product this buggy and crappy. One recommendation: don't buy this piece of crap, it may sound like a fair deal but any money spent on this is money gone to waste. And don't expect much from m-audio support, they probably know it is crap, the non hot pluggability of this IEEE device allready hints its design flaws.

Rating: 1 out of 10 posted Thursday, 23-Apr-09 at 13:17
noviellion a hobbyist user from us writes:
I got this for 250$ (used) from Sam Ash since I needed a firewire card in order for my DAW to stay stable (usb cards just dont cut it). Way too mant outputs and too little inputs on this box. Seems to be aimed at the 'band' musician than at the 'electronic' musician. The audio inputs do allow you to either input into the front of the box or the back. Has 2 headphone jacks? I dont understand the need. All in all it works great and records external audio flawlessly clean.

Rating: 5 out of 10 posted Sunday, 04-Feb-07 at 17:31
Andrew a Professional user from USA writes:
I like mine quite a bit. It is cheaply made, but it sounds ok, especially for the price. In a studio setting I would look for something a bit higher quality, maybe a Motu 2408 or 896 if you are on a budget(which I am), but for live performance it is great.

Rating: 7 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 14-Mar-06 at 14:46
scuto a hobbyist user from us writes:
i've had no complaints about this interface except one::: the incoming audio level when using the line inputs is not adjustable within the interface or software! you must lower or raise the level at the source. there are solutions to this, like outboard mixers, etc., but i was disappointed by this lack.

Rating: 7 out of 10 posted Monday, 23-Jan-06 at 11:25
Nick a part-timer user writes:
The unit looks great, has a cool interface, and on paper, is exactly what I wanted. However, it was buggy as hell, and gave me dropouts ALL THE TIME. Lowered the latency to about 300 ms, and still got a few dropouts. No good for softsynth recording. Echo Audio is coming out with firewire units soon, I'd check them out, as all their products are rock solid.

Rating: 3 out of 10 posted Thursday, 09-Sep-04 at 16:11
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