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Paul Diaz
Steinberg CI1 vs Fast Track USB
on Nov 21, 2010 at 11:12:41 pm

Hey all,

I'm on the ropes about these 2 audio devices. I am using a Macbook Pro and I just record voice overs. I am looking for a device that CAN work without drivers.

I really like the CI1 cause of the line inputs and 2 XLR as opposed to the 1 on FT.

I also own a M-Audio Mobilepre and while M-Audio suggest you install drivers, it is recognized under mac osx and works with the drivers.


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Ty Ford
Re: Steinberg CI1 vs Fast Track USB
on Nov 22, 2010 at 2:08:19 pm

Hi Paul and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum,

http://www.centrance.com/products/mp/

works without drivers. xlr mic level only.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Paul Diaz
Re: Steinberg CI1 vs Fast Track USB
on Nov 22, 2010 at 4:45:35 pm

Thanks, but im trying to find out more about the 2 devices mentioned.

Thanks again!


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Steinberg CI1 vs Fast Track USB
on Nov 23, 2010 at 9:49:09 am

I have tested the Fast track Pro (and commented in this forum),
and in my optinion, it sucks big time.
The output levels are very low, but worse, the gain pot meters are NOT lineair, meaning you have just a few degrees between way too soft and full power.
This alone makes it a useless piece of crap. Not sure if that is the same on the regular fast track, but do test before you buy.

I now have a Steinberg CI 2 and that perfoms normal.
(for a cheap piece of equipment)

But if you really want something good, spend 3 times more money and get this:
http://www.sounddevices.com/products/usbpre2.htm

Works without drives for sure. (I've seen it on IBC, all settings are done with dip switches)

Bouke

http://www.videotoolshed.com/
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Paul Diaz
Re: Steinberg CI1 vs Fast Track USB
on Nov 23, 2010 at 12:45:18 pm

Normal works for me... Thanks! You lost me at 3 tomes more money on that other one!


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Steinberg CI1 vs Fast Track USB
on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:38:30 am

What is hard to understand about the sound devices?
It does the same thing as the others, but is 3 times more expensive...
(and does a way better job...)

Bouke

http://www.videotoolshed.com/
smart tools for video pros


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