M-Audio Firewire 1814 Audio/MIDI Interface (Macintosh and Windows)

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8 In/Out ADAT Lightpipe. 8 In / 4 Out 1/4 in. jacks. S/PDIF In/Out.
The new FireWire 18/14 is an 18-in/14-out FireWire audio/MIDI interface including 8 channels of ADAT Lightpipe I/O and 8 x 4 analog I/O. Complete with two channels of mic/instrument preamps, this exciting new piece is perfect for project studios that want to go all digital. The ADAT Lightpipe I/O allows you to bring ADAT tracks into your software studio, and connect directly with other digital gear such as digital mixers and M Audio's new Octane preamp. Other features include 192kHz fidelity on 2 inputs and all 4 analog outputs, S/PDIF digital I/O with support for PCM, AC-3 and DTS, flexible internal mixing with assignable rotary encoder and a front-panel momentary switch for DJ-style headphone auditioning between 2 assignable sources.

Features:
8 In/Out ADAT Lightpipe

8 In / 4 Out 1/4 in. jacks

2 XLR / 1/4 in. combo jacks

S/PDIF In / Out

Headphone Out
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765
(69 ratings)
Submitted March 4, 2008 by a customer from gmail.com
M-Audio Firewire 1814 Customer Review
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It's a good machine. It uses pro tools, which is what I know. I'm not willing to use any other software. For the price and for the features, this thing is the best.
Sound
The quality is great, but I use an octopre through adat on this machine. It passes the sound through great. :)
Features
It's got some great features, including two separate headphone mixes, several inputs and outputs, drivers for most systems, etc.
Ease of Use
I had been using a G4 with a digi001 and needed something for my laptop so I could do some live recordings if I needed to. It took me about a month to finally understand how this thing worked. I had my adat setting wrong and I was getting all kinds of clicks and pops. It's fine now though. I should have just listened to the troubleshooting.
Quality
I got this used, but it was still in good quality. It's a metal box with cheaper knobs. I don't plan on throwing this thing around, and most of the time it's sitting on my desk.
Value
I had been looking at getting a digi002, but I just couldn't afford it. I picked this up for half the price of a new one. It's given me everything I need for recording.
Manufacturer Support
They've got a great FAQ and other troubleshooting help on their website. Sometimes setting everything up can be difficult and they seem to know how to fix it all.
The Wow Factor
I NEED it for my job.
Musical Background:
musician, recording engineer
Musical Style:
acoustic, rock, punk, etc.
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