M-Audio FireWire 410?


    Oct 24 2006 | 9:37 pm
    Hello All,
    Anyone using an M-Audio Firewire 410 for multi-channel output? I need 8 channels of analog output from Max/MSP and this interface is inexpensive. Good or bad impressions?
    I am aware of MOTU and RME products but most offer lots and bells and whistles that I may not need and still only offer 8 channels of analog out.
    Thanks,
    d_s

    • Oct 24 2006 | 10:12 pm
      On Oct 24, 2006, at 5:37 PM, Damon Seeley wrote:
      > Anyone using an M-Audio Firewire 410 for multi-channel output? I
      > need 8 channels of analog output from Max/MSP and this interface is
      > inexpensive. Good or bad impressions?
      i use one all of the time, and for the money it is a decent solution.
      it is a little finicky sometimes - but if you follow the
      correct procedures (never plug/unplug while powered up is an
      important one - you can corrupt the driver - and also
      do not use the external power supply, use bus power when connected to
      a computer) you will be fine. m-audio uses
      a separate control panel app for routing, etc, and that also takes a
      little getting used to, but overall it has decent specs
      and is fairly rugged - it is the box i use when performing live and
      has never let me down.
      > I am aware of MOTU and RME products but most offer lots and bells
      > and whistles that I may not need and still only offer 8 channels of
      > analog out.
      remember you get what you pay for: better mic pre's (not critical for
      my uses in live performance - for the studio
      i have a digi002 rack and an api lunch box) better specs, more
      options, etc.
      bruce tovsky
      www.skeletonhome.com
      "Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane."
      Philip K. Dick
    • Nov 07 2006 | 2:53 am
      Thanks for the info. I wonder if you know of a sample patch which shows how to do live 8-channel output... right now I can only get 2 outputs active at once using dac~
      Thanks,
      d_s
    • Nov 07 2006 | 3:30 am
      You need [dac~ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8]
      In my copy of MSP46TutorialsAndTopics.pdf Audio I/O starts on page
      36. Don't forget the dac~ help file.
      You should also make sure the driver in DSP status is set to M-audio
      multichannel (or something like that).
      Good luck
      Mike
      On Nov 6, 2006, at 8:53 PM, Damon Seeley wrote:
      > Thanks for the info. I wonder if you know of a sample patch which
      > shows how to do live 8-channel output... right now I can only get 2
      > outputs active at once using dac~
      >
      > Thanks,
      > d_s
      Michael Duffy
    • Nov 07 2006 | 8:25 pm
      Thanks so much, I got it working.
      Best,
      d_s