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Confirmed Audio Interfaces (Hobbyist/Pro-sumer/Pro) & Drivers - Mac OS X

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Nice, that's within my budget—good to know there's something I can move to if needed! :)
 
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UA Apollo, RME Firecface 800, Avid M-Box Mini all working on my system with both Studio One & Pro Tools.

I should be able to test the Apollo via Thunderbolt within the next two days & will follow up!
Could you tell me what FW PCI card are you using?
 
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 works class-compliant with 10.9.4 and 10.9.5.
 
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M-Audio M-Track Quad (USB) works very well. My build called Flonne runs it with Logic Pro X and Garage Band and it's great. Don't remember if it's class compliant, but M-Audio has drivers for Mavericks on their website. The interface is pretty much what you'd expect from a USB interface. 4 combi XLR/TRS inputs, Hi-Z switch for instruments, zero latency monitoring, a direct/USB mixing pot, phantom power, 4x hardware insert jacks. 24/96 is pretty nice and it has 4 line outputs so you can switch between pairs of monitors.

The included Pro Tools Express software not so compatible - it's based on PT 10.3.4 and isn't officially qualified for Mavericks.

Avid Mbox Mini 3rd gen also works, but it's been discontinued so probably not worth listing.
 
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I can confirm that the Phonic Helix Board 24 functions via FireWire in OS X. Using it on my Mac Pro 1,1 with Mavericks under Pro Tools, Logic 9 and Audition. Takes a bit of configuring in Audio MIDI Setup, but works like a dream.
 
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I can confirm that the M Audio Delta 1010 PCI card works in Snow Leopard and Lion but is not recognised in Mountain Lion.
Hence I have not made the move to Mountain Lion yet until I get a new audio interface.

The Envy drivers are no longer being updated afaik.

http://www.audio-evolution.com/drivers/
 
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No suprises here:

Focusrite Scarlett 18i6: Fully working in Mountain Lion.
Motu Ultralite Mk3: Usb confirmed working. No firewire to test on this hackbook.
Hercules dj console 4-mx - working 100% in mountain lion.

As (always), best results in usb 2.0 ports. This applies to windows systems alike, not a hackbook issue.

Both cards working correctly in DAW software- tested Ableton, Cubase and Reason.

After testing both cards in my home studio- i would not recommend the Motu. After 7 months the soundcard LCD screen has malfunctioned, making software GUI only way to use all features of the card. A VERY common ultralite mk3 problem. As far as sound quality, the scarlett's mic inputs are much better than the motu. On windows the motu drivers are not completly stable, better on OSX.
Enjoy.
 

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Hi guys,

I have a Digidesign 003 Rack Factory (firewire) and works perfect !

Using AVID Pro Tools 8.04

Intel Core i7 870 2.93 Ghz
PNY GeForce 9800 gts 1GB
ASUS P7P55 WS Supercomputer
Patriot 4 GB DDR3 RAM
Snow Leopard 10.6.6
Western Digital Black Caviar 250 GB SATA
LDC 21" Acer DVI

:thumbup: :beachball:
Hi wduranpr,

Thanks for sharing your set up that works as a charm.

Mine is currently based on:
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Digidesign "M box 2 Factory" (USB)
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Digidesign "Pro Tools LE 8.0.0."
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Digidesign "CommandI8".
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Apple Power Mac G5 "Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.8."
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04-AboutThisMac.jpg
For the moment, I did not started my build because I want to be 100 % sure of all the configuration and compatibility. Just waiting...

AVID explains on his web site:
Pro Tools LE 8.0.5 for Mac OS X supports the following operating systems:
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
10.6.1
10.6.2
10.6.3
10.6.4
10.6.5
10.6.6
10.6.7
10.6.8
Mac OS X Leopard
10.5.8
03-ProTools-8.0.5-Update.jpg

Have a nice evening.

Nikostudio
 
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Anybody knows of a PCI Express Sound Card for Yosemite?

I want to hook up my DirectTV to hear audio from my DVR in my computer's speakers.

This card seems nice because it has optical input

I think this card would do the trick:

MAYA44 XTe

However, it's not produced anymore.

Has anybody tried ESI cards on Yosemite?

I REALLY want something that works out of the box, in the PCI Express lane, not an external USB Sound card.

Thanks
 
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