Difference between firewire and usb interface?
Last Post 05 Sep 2012 02:13 PM by TruthSource. 11 Replies.
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    13 Jun 2012 08:44 PM

    Just wondering the difference between these two interfaces.  I am currently looking to purchase an interface.  I dont want to spend too much money, but I also dont want my music to sound like crap.  Any suggestion or info on what to buy or what is good, I would really appreciate it.  Thanks guys!!

     

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    16 Jun 2012 05:52 AM
    http://www.usbgear.com/Firewire_PCMCIA_cardbus/firewire_pcmcia_cardbus_comboports.jpg

    USB port iss on the left, firewire in the middle.

    Firewire was made by Apple, and put in their (older) computers, kinda like an alternative to USB. Nowadays Macs use USB and Thunderbolt instead, so I'd get USB if I were you, then you can work on mac &/or pc with no problems
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    16 Jun 2012 07:34 PM
    Posted By lucas572 on 16 Jun 2012 06:52 AM
    http://www.usbgear.com/Firewire_PCMCIA_cardbus/firewire_pcmcia_cardbus_comboports.jpg

    USB port iss on the left, firewire in the middle.

    Firewire was made by Apple, and put in their (older) computers, kinda like an alternative to USB. Nowadays Macs use USB and Thunderbolt instead, so I'd get USB if I were you, then you can work on mac &/or pc with no problems
    Thanks for the info.  What is a good brand to buy??  I hear MOTU is good?  Oh and is there a big difference between clarity or anything??
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    17 Jun 2012 01:11 PM
    You want an interface that can give you zero latency (the delay between your input and output). If you can get an interface with ASIO drivers you should be okay. As with anything, the more you spend the better it's going to sound.

    I haven't used MOTU so I'm unsure myself.
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    19 Jun 2012 12:58 PM
    this helped me also!
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    20 Jun 2012 10:18 AM
    Good to hear!
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    20 Jun 2012 02:38 PM
    Posted By lucas572 on 17 Jun 2012 02:11 PM
    You want an interface that can give you zero latency (the delay between your input and output). If you can get an interface with ASIO drivers you should be okay. As with anything, the more you spend the better it's going to sound.

    I haven't used MOTU so I'm unsure myself.

     

    Thanks for the help man, I appreciate it.  If I may ask, what do you use?

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    20 Jun 2012 03:20 PM
    The motu interfaces are great quality, so if you have the cash to splash on them go for it.
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    21 Jun 2012 10:25 AM
    I have a Cakewalk (Roland) UA-25 EX interface. It's cool, but no ASIO drivers, so there is a bit of latency from it. But it does the job for me and a fair price!
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    12 Aug 2012 10:28 AM
    firewire ports are becoming less common on most laptops and motherboards. something to consider if you upgrade your pc often. usb is more practical imo. also firewire experience varies from controller chipset to chipset. i own about 6 different asio intefaces since 99. 1 of them being firewire.
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    15 Aug 2012 07:21 PM
    look into the RME interfaces as well. heard they are beast. one will be my next investment
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    05 Sep 2012 02:13 PM
    Thanks pompey will do!
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