your favorite external midi/analog

Dec 19, 2008 at 6:14am

your favorite external midi/analog

Hi all!
I’ve just purchased myself a new macbook and max five! YAY!

Now I need something with at least midi in out through, and at least one 1/4
input.

What are some of your favorites? are there any known issues with any of them
in regards to max/msp?

looking forward to hearing from you all :)

-joel

#41410
Dec 19, 2008 at 6:38am

Well, the 1/4″ input can be done with a 1/4″ to 1/8″ adapter, at least
in a pinch. And I got the M-Audio OS2 for $50 at a local music store,
which has in/out/through. Otherwise, I’ve heard that the PreSonus
FireBox has great preamps, XLR and all that, plus MIDI/SPDIF.
Congratulations on the macbook.

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:14 PM, Joel Swensen

wrote:
> Hi all!
> I’ve just purchased myself a new macbook and max five! YAY!
>
> Now I need something with at least midi in out through, and at least one 1/4
> input.
>
> What are some of your favorites? are there any known issues with any of them
> in regards to max/msp?
>
> looking forward to hearing from you all :)
>
> -joel
>
>
>
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Dec 19, 2008 at 8:19am

#147432
Dec 19, 2008 at 8:57am

#147433
Dec 19, 2008 at 10:18am

I think they’ve done it like that to save space – it’s the sort of
connector that you get on some lower end PC sound cards. It works ok,
though.
The Firebox is good – I use it for workshops and performance, where
portability is important and number of channels is less important. The
only thing I’ve noticed is that you need to launch the Firebox Control
app before you start to use it in max, though that may be because my
sync source is a Teabox connected to the Firebox (tra la – now
heeeeeear the word of the looord)

David

On 19 Dec 2008, at 08:57, Joel Swensen wrote:
>
> What’s with the weird midi/spdf connector on the firebox?
>
>

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