March 22, 2007

M-Audio fucking sucks...

by Chris Randall
 

No particular reason for this post, other than to reiterate what I've said many times before: if a company is owned by Avid, they are generally of the whack variety, and M-Audio is the whackest of all. Vista has been in beta for a year, and actually released for two months. Time to hop on the driver bus, bitches.


Who has a MIDI interface that works in Vista with Cubase 4? Tell me about it, and I will buy it today.

 
 
 

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Mar.22.2007 @ 2:09 PM
maz
I'm giong to have to agree with you on the suckage that is anything m-audio. I've sworn them off forever now. I refuse to pay a little less for a product that I know is going to die on me shortly after purchase. Don't even get me on their driver support on OS X. It's been terrible over the years,l absolutely terrible.

I've had four of their products over the years and they've all died at the most inopportune times. It's frustrating as all hell.

With that being said, I can't recommend an interface for you. I don't use windows :)

 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 2:20 PM
synthetic
MOTU. The only MIDI interface I would even consider now that Opcode is gone.

link [www.motu.com]">link [www.motu.com]

 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 2:25 PM
Chris Randall
I just have this stupid little Midisport 2x2. How much time could it possibly take to write a driver for a 2x2 USB interface?

-CR

 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 3:03 PM
klemen
I had Midisport 2x2, sold it. Never worked reliably under XP (for me at least). I used it to drive Clavia MicroModular, which I also sold.

As far as I remember, I had to reinstall drivers for it every single time I wanted to use it. Lame.

k

 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 3:06 PM
Adam Schabtach
I had a MIDIsport 8x8 that never worked correctly under XP, despite several revisions to the driver. It simply did not pass SysEx correctly, for one thing.

--Adam

 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 4:20 PM
penzoil washington
I repeat, some really sharp people have gone nuts for their Sputnik mic, comparing it to Stephen Paul modded U47's, etc. Don't shoot me, I'm just messengerin'.......
 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 4:29 PM
fab
Also on the OS X side, the things with M-audio midi stuffs have always been a bit weird. I remember that often, after system updates, there were messages on forums regarding fucked up m-audio based set-ups...

But I also have to say that usually these issues have been fixed in a short time.

 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 4:32 PM
RexRhino
I had an old "midiman" midispot 2x2 (the old-school piss yellow one), that I used exclusivly for a MicroModular (like klemen).

To be fair, it worked perfectly for use with the MicroModular with Windows 98 I think (I think it was '99 when I was using it, I can't remember perfectly).

I also have an Oxygen 8 (although it is packed away in a box, probably never to be used again)... While it did suffer some physical damage from being made out of the cheapest, flimsiest happymeal toy plastic ever, I had no problem with drivers at the time I used it (Maybe back in 2000?).

In either case, I purchased the m-audio product out of convience - I wasn't really shopping around. But the impression I get is that they make cheap stuff, right? With it being cheap in every sense of the word.

 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 6:11 PM
gashoagie
motu is really on top of driver updates for both windows and mac. i use a motu fastlane which is a two by two , and i also use the motu AV 8 x 8 .

i have a m audio trigger finger and the thing is so awful to program and the driver and software for it are almost never updated and when they do get around to it it still does not work correctly.

 
 

 
Mar.22.2007 @ 7:42 PM
penzoil washington
I tried and returned two of their firewire to ADAT boxes, Profire Lightbridge. The first one was completely defective and the second one revealed the ridiculous known issues with this box:

1) hot plug at risk of death to your Profire Lightbridge and possibly your firewire port

2) clocking only works right when you bus power it.

I needed 24 channels of lightpipe for my Alpha Link AX, and wound up happily with an RME PCI card.

 
 

 
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