PC operating on Win98SE and Cubase SX1 with dedicated drive for apllications and a dedicated drive for audio files
M Audio Delta1010 Soundcard and breakout rack
I keep having the same issue over and over with the Delta 1010... the power light doesn't turn on on the breakout box when I boot up. I've tried everything... replacing the host cable, testing the power supply, changing PCI slots, reinstalling the driver... I've even tried replacing the capacitors. Nothing.
So I am accepting defeat. Fortunately I can still export my audio files off of the old drive.
I don't want anything fancy. I don't really use MIDI. I prefer recording to audio, which uses a lot memory of course.
I don't want a mixing console. i'm content to do all the mixing within the software interface.
I already have my preferred preamps, so I don't want an I/O with integrated preamps or any extra stuff.
I want the analog interface to be robust, dependable, to have the balanced/unbalanced option, and 8 analog inputs. in other words I want quality and performance over features. I've also come to the conclusion that M Audio sucks, IMO, including their customer support. To send them my Delta 1010 for repair would cost me a minimum of $100 plus any additional bench time.
As for the computer? I'm leaning toward MAC, but I'm open to suggestions that would best suit my purposes. I would use the computer for recording, but also for photos and video. No gaming. I want to be able to mix down 50 tracks of audio in a session with minimum latency.
Please help me Obi Wan!