MOTU Track 16 Review “I Love It”

I love the MOTU Track 16 the below first file is with the Track 16 into my MBP (Mac Book Pro) running OS 10.7.4 to Pro Tools 9.0.6 and I used the API plugins from Waves. Mic used was the DPA 4099. The one thing that I did do was a fresh restart and power up on the Track 16 and now there’s no hiss or noise in any of the signals. The second track is with my (MP) Mac Pro OS 10.6.7 and Pro Tools 9.0.6 running on fire wire. The Motu Cue Mix sounds great too and I will be using it when I head out to CA later in the month to use as my live set up. Im going to try using the MIDI in line with my Roland GI-20 Interface to use to trigger synth sounds such as Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

Update:
After a week of use. 8.7.12 I have to say this really is one great pice of gear. I have been using the MOTU Track 16 with Cue Mix and for Live its awesome. I have in mic channel one my DPA 4099 G mic and in Chanel 2 from the RMC Pickups and Poly-Drive II to the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI then in to the input for ZERO (0) Latency with EQ and Reverb, Then I run Pro Tools 9.0.6 and use Omnisphere and Stylus RMX and run them thorough the MOTU Track 16 and out to my main monitors for an amazingly great live sounding set up.

What some of my friends are saying about the MOTU Track 16 after listing to the finished result:
Vic
I think you have found a winner
Sounds great very clean and I think there is a tad.of high end detail not
Heard since you had the ensemble
(Silver Sound Taz)
Hello Victor,
Sounds lovely. I was more taken by the sound of the guitar…which tells me
the quality is great.
(Mike)
Sounds excellent! I would not have guessed that is was recorded on such a small device.
Peace
(Jay S)

The folks at Sweetwater were great in helping me get the MOTU Track 16 Mark Magdich 1800-222-4700×1265 and the flex pay makes it easier on the wallet.

Track 16 in Pro Tools I received my MOTU Track 16 it looks nice. I am using it with my 2011 MBP (Mac Book Pro 13) and Mac Pro. I found the install to be a little tricky in that the cd did not have the drivers that were needed so the Track 16 would be recognized. After about 10 min I was able to get the MBP to recognize the Track 16. I found that using Fire wire to hook up the Track 16 works on both computers but while using buss power on MBP it seems that the mic and line in are a bit nosey, may be the drivers I have a tech support question in the cue. I am waiting a bit before I conclude my opinion. Check back later.

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Plugins for Live Playing

A gift from my buddy Taz Sellers, the SSL Channel Strip, CLA-2A Compression and BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer with Lexicion Hall Verb running on my MacBook Pro. I’m using the Apogee One as my interface with either the LR Baggs pickup or my DPA 4099G mic then out to two QSC K8 speakers for live playing.

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Apogee One, DPA 4099, DeVoe Negra, MacBook Pro, Pro Tools 9.5 and QSC K’s

Ive been wondering if there would be a way that I would be able to play live and travel with just my guitar case and a laptop.  I think the answer is yes.  I have been using the Apogee One a very small (size of iPhone) interface that allows me to hook up the DPA 4099G mic that clips onto my DeVoe (phantom power supplied from Apogee One) the Apogee One hooks up to my MacBook Pro with USB 2 and then I run either Pro Tools 9.5 which to my ears sounds better than Logic or Main Stage (However Logic and Main Stage do sound ok just not as smoth or more bright inho).  Then in Pro Tools I am using three tracks on for the Gutiar Mic, then two different drum programs Strike and Boom.  Then off the one I have a stereo line out to to XLR connectors that run to the QSC K8’s.  The sound is fantastic I do use the BBE sonic max plug in for my main mix as well. 

AC-7 DAW Control Surface v.2.0

Was talking with Taz today about the new iPad and he shared with ne this new program AC-7 DAW Control Surface. I downloaded it from iTunes for the iPhone 4.99. Looks like a great app will write more later.

Pro Tools 8.0.3 Error 6097 and just shuts down or freezes

Had some problems thus week in Pro Tools after I did the Spectronics updates for Trillion and Omnisphere. was getting error codes 6097 increase buffer/ lost communication with host. So Taz and I thought keys try a uninstall and reinstall using the download availabe to registered users of Pro Toos at Avid’s web page. Downloaded the file and did the uninstall and reinstal. So far looks good will check in an hour and post what I find out over the next two days.

Update: 2.27.10 Did not work less than one hour problem came back and froze the computer.

**UPDATE** 3.7.10Looks like the new Line 6 midi driver really messes up Pro Tools. I was using the Line 6 Pod XT Pro and did have it hooked up to the computer via midi with a usb cable and as soon as I turned the Line 6 Pod XT Pro on the system would crash. Uninstalled the new update and Pro Tools is working great. Have done two full days of recoding with no issues.

Soft Days in San Sabino Catherdral

I used a patch from TL Space Convolution Reberb ” San Sabino Catherdral” hear is the picture of the plug in and the catherdral. I have also put a clip of the pice that I recorded in my office. click hear to listen to the pice.
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SPECTRASONICS RMX 1.7 Update

A pic of the update in Logic Pro 8, Works great and the ablility to switch time signatures on the fly is great. I also like the grove lock with play with it more later today in the studio.
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