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  1. This is getting EPIC. So epic that I'm popping in here after a six month long hiatus just to say: Posting in epic thread
  2. Update to my above post - I've installled the beta firmware update recently and prima facie it has made a huge difference to the fluctuating latency and noise probs in Logic. Nothing conclusive yet for my particular problems, but first impression is that Mackie have nailed it. Yay!
  3. Hello All, Long time listener, first time caller and all that... :-) I don't mean to hijack this, but I have been following this thread for yonks - Craig's Pro Review (and the ensuing discussion) was one major factor in my decision to purchase a 400F recently. Craig - I have been a long-time fan of your writing ever since buying my first issue of Keyboard in 1995, also followed your stuff online, in Sound on Sound mag and in product manuals(!) - good to finally say hello, and thanks for sharing your wisdom over the years! I have found Mike Rivers' input in this forum and on Mackie's site to be valuable too. Not sure if I'm transgressing some sort of netequitte thang here, so I might just dive right on in. This thread seems to be where the greatest concentration of 400F discussion on the net is:) To cut a long story short; I have encountered probs with latency using the Onyx on a late-model G5 PowerMac with OS 10.4.6. I believe the problem is not isolated, and was surprised to see (after many frustrated hours of tinkering) "official" recognition of this from Mackie: http://forums.mackie.com/scripts/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=27;t=000726 I don't believe this was picked up in Craig's Pro Review, nor any of the reviews I've read so far (inc. Paul White's SOS review). A lot of the discussion was around FW noises and mic-preamp POVs - none of which really concerned me on the balance of all the discussion, & esp. in light of Craig's overall positive conclusions. The particular probs I am having would appear to render the unit largely useless for "real instrument" recording. What I'm desperately after is some help & opinion from the gurus. Details of what I have discovered are here (saving me typing the whole thing out): http://forums.mackie.com/scripts/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=27;t=000786 Does anyone have a identical setup? Has anyone had similar problems? Could a Mackie demigod confirm that what I am experiencing here could be related to the OS instability issue? Or, is this operator issue? My concern stem from a fear that I may have a unit that will be in perpetual update "limbo", and/or may have support dropped for it in the near future without the issue ever being resolved Thanks for reading
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