Nah, I get where JB is coming from. If I'm not mistaken, Firewire is newer than USB, never became as ubiquitous as USB, and right now, it's looking like Firewire might be outlived by USB.Billy's Little Trip wrote:So it wasn't a bad firewire board as I expected. That's good to know.jb wrote:I SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY SUGGEST YOU AVOID THE FIREWIRE 410. IT FUCKING BLOWS.
Save yourself some heartache.
Get a USB interface. Get a Scarlett 18i6: http://us.focusrite.com/usb-audio-inter ... rlett-18i6
P.S. Focusrite finally responded to my support ticket, with a firmware updater that fixed my problem. Though they took too long to respond, they did have a fix for my problem. But I'm never going to buy another firewire interface after this one.
But I'm wondering why it would make any difference if it is firewire or a USB interface? It sounds more like a dislike towards Focusrite's support. My only experience with Focusrite support was right when I bought my unit. They answered the phone right when I called and forwarded me to tech support, which walked me through a setup issue I had. I had my PreSonus as as my default and just needed to change the default to the Focusrite.
And of course, because it's less common, it's harder to troubleshoot and get adequate support for, as JB noticed firsthand.
There aren't many (any?) USB 3.0 audio interfaces out there, but once those become common, Firewire might as well be an antique.