MOTU Ultralite AVB Aug 14, 2020 19:21:48 GMT -6
Post by Tbone81 on Aug 14, 2020 19:21:48 GMT -6
I've been considering upgrading my system for a while now. I have Mk III MOTU 828's that have served me well. But they're old and when it gets hot, and they've been on for hours, they start to glitch out in weird ways. I think the reaper is knocking at the door asking for them back.
With the way recording is today, and with working with a lot of clients over large distances, I've also been thinking of a portable setup. In that vein I've been eyeing the Motu UltraLite AVB. If I get it I'd also grab a Motu 16a. I'd have the Ultralite on my destop, feeding my monitors, headphone amps/cue mixes and probably have a di/reamp box tied to it as well. Then I'd have the 16a wired to the patchbay with all my hardware inserts, mic pres etc. That way I could grab the Ultralite and travel with it. Record on the road, at peoples houses etc. But still be able to easily set it up with my home system.
My current Mac Pro is pre thunderbolt so I need something that is USB but would like something that offers future expansion. As an alternative I was thinking I could get a FerroFish p16 to feed a smaller desktop interface. I also looked at the Audient interfaces but they don't have DSP and I like having built in reverb to feed singers. The advantage of going all Motu is that they'd seamlessly integrate over AVB.
What y'all think? Anyone have any experience with the UltraLite AVB? Is there anything I'm missing or not considering? How are the preamps on the Motu? Can I hook up the 16a and the UltraLite directly or do I need the Motu AVB switch?