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#1 djdiggla

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 04:28 PM

Only one I've seen so far is M-audio m track 2x2 C-series. Any others out there? 


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#2 Deft

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

What's the deal - does it make anything any better? I'm assuming USB2 has enough bandwidth for most things but maybe more juice from USB-C for high wattage interfaces?


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#3 djdiggla

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:37 PM

I wouldn't think so.. at least not for me since i'm just doing normal CD quality. But my new computer ONLY has USC-C aka Thunderbolt 3 (fuck you Apple!) ...so my old Apogee Duet is FW400... so I either need to get two adapters since there is no such thing as a FW to USB-C cable  (FW>Thunderbolt + Thunderbolt to USB-C/TB3) and then hope that frankenstein shit works... OR... abandon ship and get a USB-C audio interface. I guess I could get a plain USB or thunderbolt audio interface too--pretty sure they make cables for those to USB-C... but figure if I'm gonna buy something new I'd look for USB-C connect-ability first. 


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#4 props to the finger

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

Isn't it backwards compatible? As in you just buy a male usb (whatever format) to usb-c, and it works all the same as regular usb 2?

#5 rasteri

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:12 PM

I wouldn't base my audio interface buying decision on the connector type, there's far more important stuff to consider. I'd say just buy a normal USB audio interface - USB-C to USB-B/mini/micro cables are a very standard and cheap thing, they're entirely passive so no need for expensive adapters.

I doubt many audio manufacturers will switch to USB-C for a while, there's no real advantage (USB-C is mainly useful for small/high-power devices like phones/cameras) and USB-B is kinda a standard in audio already.

you just buy a male usb (whatever format) to usb-c, and it works all the same as regular usb 2?


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#6 djdiggla

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:42 PM

Yeah USB is backwards comparable but my interface is firewire and IDK if it's gonna be all wonky going through 2 cables and 2 adapters. 

 

That said, if I get something new that's regular USB 2.0 (and used a 2.0 to C cable) what's a good one? All I've ever used is apogee so a USB Duet would be my default... what else plays well with mac?  


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#7 Deft

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:56 AM

I've not thought hard about audio interfaces for at least 10 years but my experience of RME interfaces was always good.

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