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  • Im new here in this is my first post so forgive me if i overstep,,

    Im in need for a new firewire interface and besides the konnekt 8 and the alesis io26, the Satellite seems like a hell of a deal. Since im more into synthesizers and samples im not to much in need for preamps and sophisticated prelistening/talkback sort of functions, so will these features interfere with the legibility and workflow of the interface??

    I also got some other questions

    - Is the signal flow of the ins on the firewire interface (not on the dock) stuck to the the amp staging and preamps?? Or is it possible to use the ins without the preamps?

    -When using the inserts, is it as easy as just pluggin in the insert on a mixing console? Or is extensive routing needed in the daw and controler software to get the sound on the right channels?

    - can the controle room outs be used as separate line ouputs (5,6-7,8)? Ore are they fixed as main outputs..

    - Anderton,, can you please post some pictures of the controler software of the satellite??


    thanx

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    • anyone??? bumpie bumpie

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      • Awright...I read this whole friggin thread. I learned that it sounds good, the 400f (whatever that is) sucks (3 pages of that) , theres anomalous whines, crosstalk and hissings and if you drop it on your foot it'll probably break all your toes.

        So, bottom line. I'm buying a macbook this week and I'm looking for a $200 dollar fw interface. Since this was originally $400, thats got to account for something. What else is there at 200 bucks.....the presonus Inspire?

        So, am I good to get this or is it an orphan product already? And what about these new driver they promised a year or so ago. Did they get latency down to 64 samples or less?

        Ta

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        • echo audiofire 2 and 4 are also very affordable and prolly good sounding.
          At least the audiofire 12 sounds just as good as RME stuff according to some guys at gearslutz

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          • Anyway,,, since this topic is already dead, and mackie didnt update a driver in months and the price has dropped again, ill stay away from the satellite.

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            • I just got the Onyx Satellite and I'm very happy with it. Easy to install drivers, excellent sound and I now have an interface for my laptop. No "whine" or weirdness. The issue of no simultaneous direct input with DAW signal is being addressed with a firmware update. The MAC firmware update is already on the web and I'm waiting for the Windows version. I'm moving from a Roland VM3100 pro/RPC-1 setup because I am downsizing my studio from one that can record bands to a composer's workspace. The Onyx Satellite is perfect - wires go out the back making a neater desk and it has a smaller footprint. With good preamps, talkback and surround capabilities I'm set.

              I did need more inputs for my MIDI hardware so I bought an ART PowerMIXIII 3-channel mixer for $75.

              Anyone want to buy the Roland mixer?
              "Admittedly, it is difficult to reason people out of positions they didn't use reason to attain." - Craig AndertonProgrammer's Logic: " If I can tell you why it doesn't work it's OK that it doesn't work." - meTech Support Logic: " If I can't tell you why it doesn't work it's not our fault." - me

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              • Anyone know why the price of this unit has gone from $400 down to $200 in a little over a year. I would really like to get it because I'm just looking to mic guitars and vocals into Sonar and direct in Bass, but this price drop has me worried.

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                • I have to say that I missed one important aspect of this unit that is really a show stopper. It has no direct monitoring while listening to tracks on the DAW!!! So if you have a singer/acoustic guitarist performing and he wants to listen to his voice in the phones there will be a delay that will through off his timing!!! Now, Mackie has a firmware update that fixes this but the loader app is only available for MAC and people have been waiting months for a PC version and Mackie says they still have no release date for it.

                  My opinion of Mackie has changed!
                  "Admittedly, it is difficult to reason people out of positions they didn't use reason to attain." - Craig AndertonProgrammer's Logic: " If I can tell you why it doesn't work it's OK that it doesn't work." - meTech Support Logic: " If I can't tell you why it doesn't work it's not our fault." - me

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                  • Im new here in this is my first post so forgive me if i overstep,,

                    Im in need for a new firewire interface and besides the konnekt 8 and the alesis io26, the Satellite seems like a hell of a deal. Since im more into synthesizers and samples im not to much in need for preamps and sophisticated prelistening/talkback sort of functions, so will these features interfere with the legibility and workflow of the interface??


                    If you have no need for the mic preamps and extended feature list of the Satellite, I would go with the Echo Audiofire2. It might not seem like you're getting as much, but the headphone out can double as another stereo output if your software allows for it, and it's totally worth it for Echo's solid drivers and great support.

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                    • If you have no need for the mic preamps and extended feature list of the Satellite, I would go with the Echo Audiofire2. It might not seem like you're getting as much, but the headphone out can double as another stereo output if your software allows for it, and it's totally worth it for Echo's solid drivers and great support.




                      Actually I'm pretty sure that Echo wrote the Satellite drivers.
                      "Admittedly, it is difficult to reason people out of positions they didn't use reason to attain." - Craig AndertonProgrammer's Logic: " If I can tell you why it doesn't work it's OK that it doesn't work." - meTech Support Logic: " If I can't tell you why it doesn't work it's not our fault." - me

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                      • If so, great. The drivers for their own hardware are excellent. I've seen maybe two or three people ever complain about Echo Audio cards. I've had the Indigo for awhile, first one was defective, Echo customer support were friendly and quick to get me a replacement. Worked great ever since, they even sent me another audio cable and driver disk when I sent the original unit back to them in the box with just the card.

                        I never get a good feeling when a soundcard has both low-cost, and comes with tons of software bonuses. Usually means, hey, the audio interface sucks, but look at all the great freebies we gave you!

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                        • Is there any way to bus-power the Satellite from a PC laptop? My HP NX6125 has both Cardbus (I and II) and Expresscard/54 slots, so I guess what I'm looking for is a Firewire controller into either of those slots. It has to be able to bus-power without an external adapter, though - otherwise I'd just be swapping the Satellite's mains adapter for the card's.
                          Is there anything like that out there?
                          It's a well-known fact that 100% of people who sell their Telecasters, die.

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                          • Mackie just posted the firmware update for the PC. I installed it and it worked like a charm. Now I am happy again.
                            "Admittedly, it is difficult to reason people out of positions they didn't use reason to attain." - Craig AndertonProgrammer's Logic: " If I can tell you why it doesn't work it's OK that it doesn't work." - meTech Support Logic: " If I can't tell you why it doesn't work it's not our fault." - me

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                            • Mackie just posted the firmware update for the PC. I installed it and it worked like a charm. Now I am happy again.


                              Great news, thanks for posting! I forgot what the fefatures would be, but I remember reading about it and knowing I needed it!

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                              • Wow, this is a very long thread, especially for someone like me who isn't very firm in English.

                                I also got the Onyx Satellite 6 weeks ago. But I have a huge problem with the Hi-Z Instrument input: Whenever I use it together with the AC-Adapter there's a 50HZ HUM on it. When powered via Firewire the hum is gone.

                                I've been at an electrician with the AC Adapter, who told me, that it has 18,6 Volt instead of the 12 Volt written on the adapter (I am located in Germany, so maybe other numbers like in the US). So I exchanged my Satellite for two times now - but each piece has got the same problem.

                                Can anyone help me? Is this a known problem? Can anything be done to solve it?

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