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Ok, I got on the Vista Laptop thing early, a HP-DV9000 with 2gb ram, plus plus. Loved the thing, until I moved over my audio equipment, like cubase, Reason, recycle, and my, uptil now, trusted FireBox....did not want to work well under Vista. Now the good folks at Guitarcenter, where willing to let me exchange the firebox to the Ultralite...And I had sorta medium hopes that my software and such would work ok. But boy, ohh, boy where I suprised, everything worked. And the pre amps are way above the Presonus unit in terms of sound quality and presence. I knew that I had to get all the drivers from Motu's website (Vista drivers). And it took the whole 5 min to do that, and worked right away, no reboot, no restart, nothing, bam bam, and voila. The features on it is a lot more pro-like than the Firebox, a display, so you can route the mains(or any of the i/o) to the phones, big plus for me. An on/off button, I know it sounds dumb, but on a PC laptop you dont get the 6 pin firewire, so you cant run it on bus power. All my software runs great under it, and somehow the latency seems less both on midi(keyboards, padkontrol) and the D/A playback from Reason. Felt tighter, on top of things, if I can use those phrases. Worth every dollar, and then some (15% re-stock fee) Not only step up quality wise, but cause I dont want to revert to XP if I can help it. T
Excellent product. Support is fantastic. There are some Windows firewire driver issues but they are with Windows, not MOTU. You may run into them with any firewire device and MOTU's support will help you through them. I haul this thing all over and managed to break a knob but MOTU mailed one out at no charge. GREAT PRODUCT, GREAT COMPANY!
I use to use the Tascam US-428 and I never got it working correctly. On my first try with the UltraLite I had success. I use it with both a desktop and a laptop. My laptop isn't the fastest thing around so it's nice that the UltraLite does some of the audio processing for you. I recorded 4 tracks at once using the UltraLite and my laptop - no drop outs. I'm in heaven!! It's worth every penny. Although it might be difficult to use as a live mixer you can do that too.
i did my fair share of testing and research when buying this. it blows all the other compitition out of the water with no issue. firs off it has the most inputs of any deck out their and it is the only deck that has an exual amount of outputs. i have a mak g4 and it runs great with it. it has many practicel aplications, i use it as either a recording deck straight in to my computer, or for more of a live settin i use it as a gobetween for my 4 buss mixer. it has unmatched sound quality and the outputs allow for mixdown with real faders, if u like the old school style. it cacn be powered right by the computer making it great for on the go things and i have yet to try it but it can act as a stand alone mixer. i woul definatly go with this deck. their is noting to compare eather for a studio with an 8 bus mixing board of going right in to your computer it is great and works great. it also leaves room to expan on if u want to get a mixxer or a new mixer and conect it, it is by far the best product out theri
From the ease of installation, to the quality of the pre amps, to this thing being built like a tank...I'm sold. MOTU has scored a 10 and I intend to save me some frustrations by continuing to buy MOTU products as I expand my studio. Good job MOTU.
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