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Audio Interfaces (with midi i/o)
« on: November 25, 2013, 02:18:58 PM »
this is a partial list, for the other half of the list see the thread:
os9 Compatible Audio Interfaces (without midi i/o) http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=282

m-audio audiophile usb (2003)

connects via USB | allows use of pro tools m-powered | NOT BUS POWERED requires dc powersupply
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep03/articles/maudioaphile.htm
driver compatibiltity range from os9 thru to osx lion + Windows 7 64bit
os 9 driver : http://m-audio.com/index.php?do=support.drivers&f=195
manual : http://www.m-audio.com/images/global/manuals/Audiophile-USB_Manual.pdf
^^^ i personally think this audiophile usb is one of the best options all around for
the newbie user.. because its usable with many different types of pcs/macs laptops,imacs,desktops
also allows you to use the m-powered software on xp/osx+, functions as a breakout box to keep
your midi + audio connections and headphone jack handy and at close reach, features 1/4" input jacks
only drawback is lack of XLR jack compatibility but thats rectifiable with basically any small format mixer

emagic emi 6|2m (2003)


http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar03/articles/emagicemi.asp
"m" version adds midi capability not in old version 2 years previous (www.soundonsound.com/sos/Nov01/articles/emagicusb.asp)
MIDI is only available under Mac OS X and Windows XP

M-audio audiophile 2496 (2001) (part of the delta family)

driver: http://www.macos9lives.com/downloads/MAudioDeltaV2.sea
info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr01/articles/soundcard.asp
2 notches in pci card denotes powermac g5 compatibility | 1 notch means g3/g4 compatible only
can be combined with up to 3 other delta cards to add addtional i/o
one drawback is no 1/4" or xlr jack compatibility with this interface
ebay search: http://tinyurl.com/n8pojfz

Echo Mia(midi) (2001)

connects via pci | note: comes in two versions one with midi and one without
driver: http://files.echoaudio.com/drivers/mac/install_echo24_6.04.hqx
more info : http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun01/articles/echomia.htm
manual : http://files.echoaudio.com/manuals/echo24_mac_manual_3.1.1.pdf
the outputs on the back from top to bottom are 1/4" jacks: out1, out2, in1, in2
similiar to the m-audio audiophile pci device, except not in rca jack format
the difference between the mia + the mia midi is the bottom digital output section is spdif out, spdif in
on the mia, and on the mia midi, theres a digital breakout that provides midi in, midi out, + the spdif in&out at the end of the breakout cable (see pic)


m-audio firewire audiophile (2004)

manual: http://kc.koncon.nl/ewp/ewp/download_files/FireWire-Audiophile_Manual.pdf
connects via firewire | allows use of m-powered 7+ software under osx | note that the FireWire Audiophile requires a six-pin FireWire connection in order to receive bus power; if you have a four-pin connection you will need to use the supplied power adapter.
lacks xlr/1/4" jack compatibility

motu 828 mkII (2004)

connects via firewire | mkII has added features: MIDI I/O, word clock support and SMPTE sync. (not included on original version)
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul04/articles/motu828mkii.htm
manual: http://cdn-data.motu.com/manuals/firewire-usb-audio/828mkII_Manual_Mac.pdf

M-audio Delta 1010 (2000)

connects via PCI | allows use of m-powered 6.8+ on mac osx
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan00/articles/midiman1010.htm
2 notches in pci card denotes powermac g5 compatibility | 1 notch means g3/g4 compatible only
can be combined with up to 3 other delta cards to add addtional i/o
lacks compatibility with rca or xlr jacks, no mic preamps

M-audio Delta 1010LT (2001)

8/8 analog i/o + 1 x spdif i/o = total 10 inputs + 10 outputs
2 notches in pci card denotes powermac g5 compatibility | 1 notch means g3/g4 compatible only
can be combined with up to 3 other delta cards to add addtional i/o
features 2 mic preamps but no 1/4" instr. jack compatibility

Digidesign Digi 001 (1999)
8/10 analog i/o + 1 x adat i/o +  1 spdif i/o = total 18 inputs / 20 outputs
connects via pci | allows use of pro tools LE 5.x on mac os 9.x
also allows use of up to pro tools 6.4 on osx panther
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec99/articles/digi001.htm
compatibility ranges from os9 - osx 10.3 | also works with windows xp on x86 systems
steinberg wrote a special asio driver for using this with cubase vst: http://archive.digidesign.com/download/sndrvr/ (scroll to bottom)
other downloads: http://archive.digidesign.com/download/utility/
upgrade to 32 track support in pro tools: http://archive.digidesign.com/download/32Tmacle/
ebay link : http://www.ebay.com/bhp/digi-001

digidesign digi 002 (2002)


pdf: http://akmedia.digidesign.com/support/docs/Digi%20002_36505.pdf
connects via firewire | allows use of pro tools LE 5.x on mac os 9.x
optional carrying bag for the digi 002 http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=362.0;attach=957;image
http://c1.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/002top-9412c96243c2bda3d4d2dea5e7c8e527.jpg
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec02/articles/digi002.asp
compatibility: http://archive.digidesign.com/compato/os9/002/

digi 002 rack IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MAC OS 9
but can be used via ADAT to another adat capable interface that is os9 compatible.

more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct03/articles/digi002rack.htm

edirol da-2496 (2002)


connects via its PCI card the "DA-PCI"
larger image: http://c1.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/da2496_2-e372fc07e46926a13ce7b614e6135b4e.jpg
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug02/articles/edirolda2496.asp
manual: http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811338/DA2496_s_e1.pdf
drivers: http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=DA-2496&id=1812652
drivers range from win98-windowsXP for pc | os9-osx for mac (not sure how high osx version it will go to, most likely tiger ppc, but MAY work for leopard PPC. I would be VERY surprised if anyone could have this interface working under any intel version of osx)


edirol ua-25 (2004) (DO NOT CONFUSE WITH UA-25EX WHICH HAS NO DRIVER POSTED FOR OS9, look for white inside the usb port)

http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-25/images/image_02_L.jpg
edirol/roland interfaces are some of the most supported interfaces around
not many interfaces have drivers ranging from os9 all the way to the latest os mavericks!
driver download: http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=UA-25
manual : http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811490/UA-25_e2.pdf
find edirol usb audio devices on ebay

Roland UA-100 (1998) *black one is windows only *gold faced ua100 is mac compatible

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb00/articles/rolandua100.htm

edirol ua-700 (2002)


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Much more than just an audio and MIDI interface, Edirol's UA700 also incorporates a preamp with DSP effects, microphone and guitar amp modelling.
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=362.0;attach=979;image
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=362.0;attach=981;image
http://media.soundonsound.com/sos/dec02/images/edirolua700.gif
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec02/articles/edirol700.asp

tascam US-122 (2003)
(os9 driver download link was previously broken - now fixed!!!!)

more info: http://tascam.com/product/us-122/specifications/
os9 driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US122_OS9_3_21.hqx
manual: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US122_Eng.pdf
driver downloads: http://tascam.com/product/us-122/downloads/
driver compatibility: winxp 32bit / 64bit, winVista 32bit / 64bit, osx tiger, osx leopard (should be fine to work with 10.3 panther aswell) also says its intel processor compatible, im guessing this may only be for osx leopard intel, snow leopard may work, but they dont confirm this
this unit also provides the ability to mix 2 signals (mic/instr) into 1 signal on each side (L/R) of the 2 inputs
so theoretically u could record two people, both playing guitar + singing, into 2 tracks, 1 per performer, just to illustrate its features.. or u can use this to simple switch between the guitar + the mic while keeping them both connected and doing takes. also allows you to use a hardware compressor or other effects chain one insert per side (L/R)

tascam us-224 (2002)


more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov02/articles/tascamus224.asp
more info: http://tascam.com/product/us-224/specifications/
manual: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/314/us224_manual.pdf
driver downloads: http://tascam.com/product/us-224/downloads/
os9 driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/314/us224_os9_3_21.hqx
optimisation tips: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/314/mac_optimize.pdf
bundled cubasis:
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/314/CubasisUS-428-224Installer.hqx

tascam us-428 (2001)

manual: http://www.rcc.ryerson.ca/media/2009tascamus-428maunal.pdf
(usb/audio interface + control surface /w transport controls)
features 4 simultaneous inputs, 2 simultaneous outputs, 8 faders for control,
2 of the 4 inputs are mic pres, 2 are switchable from line/instrument level or
 toggled to be digital inputs (instead of / not concurrently)
http://tascam.com/content/images/universal/product_detail/316/large/US-428-top.jpg
http://tascam.com/content/images/universal/product_detail/316/large/US-428-rear.jpg
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/316/reason.pdf
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/316/CubaseNotesMAC.pdf
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/316/DP.pdf
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/316/ProTools.pdf
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may01/articles/tascamus428.asp
driver download: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/316/us428_os9_3_21.hqx
compatible with os8.6 up to osx leopard via universal binary driver (problems with 10.6 reported)
winxp sp3 is your only option on windows no windows 7+ driver
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tascam fw1804 (2006)

more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan06/articles/tascamfw1804.htm
driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/309/fw1804_os9_1_4_0.hqx
manual: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/309/FW-1804_OM_Eng_web.pdf
connects via firewire | possibly the last device produced by tascam to support os9?

m-audio ozone (2003)

YES THIS IS A KEYBOARD + ALSO A SOUND CARD
connects via usb | allows use of m-powered 7+ software under osx | NOT BUS POWERED requires 12v dc powersupply
manual: http://www.m-audio.ca/images/global/manuals/MA-Ozone_Manual.pdf

m-audio firewire 1814 (2004)

info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Oct04/articles/maudio1814.htm
connects via firewire |  allows use of m-powered 7+ software under osx | NOT BUS POWERED requires 12v dc powersupply
manual: http://www.m-audio.ca/images/global/manuals/FireWire-1814_Manual.pdf

m-audio firewire 410 (2004)


connects via firewire |  allows use of m-powered 7+ software under osx | NOT BUS POWERED requires 12v dc powersupply
info : http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar04/articles/maudio410.htm
manual: http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa_er/manuals/sound/Firewire410.pdf

m-audio omnistudio usb (2002)

connects via usb | NOT COMPATIBLE WITH M-POWERED PRO TOOLS
more info: http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOOMNISTUUSB
http://www.sinkardd.com/img/bc1/630/bc1630228e4bf34f73b11262496887db_3.jpg
manual: http://www.m-audio.ca/images/global/manuals/OmniStudioUSB_Manual.pdf
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The OmniStudio USBis a 4 x 4 audio interface with two extremely high-quality mic/instrument preamps—perfect for tracking and overdubbing guitars and vocals. The on-board mixer combines your computer-based tracks—complete with effect sends and return—with four stereo aux inputs, and drives an elaborate direct monitoring system.
http://web.archive.org/web/20031206080502/http://www.m-audio.com/products/m-audio/omnistudio_usb.php

midiman quattro usb (2001)

connects via usb | NOT COMPATIBLE WITH M-POWERED PRO TOOLS

edirol ua-101 (2005)

connects via usb | requires power supply
manual: http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811345/UA-101_e5.pdf
more info: http://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/roland-ua-101-edirol-2-channel-audio-interfaces-mac/
driver download: http://www.rolandus.com/support/eula/UA101MacOS9.sit

edirol fa-101 (2004)

connects via firewire | BUS Powered, requires no power supply
manual: http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811554/FA-101_e4.pdf
driver download: http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=FA-101&id=1812656

edirol PCR-A30 (2004)

YES THIS IS A KEYBOARD AS WELL AS A SOUND CARD
manual: http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811566/PCR-A30_e2.pdf
driver:  http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=PCR-A30&id=1812819
YES THIS IS A KEYBOARD + ALSO A SOUND CARD

Tascam FW1884 (2003)


driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/229/fw1884_os9_1_2_0.hqx
manual: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/229/fw1884_manual_e_1_00.pdf
info : http://tascam.com/product/fw-1884/overview/
more info:  http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov03/articles/tascamfw1884.htm

tascam 2488 (2004)


manual: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/353/2488_manual.pdf
os9 compatible according to the manual

yamaha dm 1000


rear; http://www.yamahacommercialaudiosystems.com/images/photo_lib/DM1000_sp_rear.jpg
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan04/articles/yamahadm1000.htm
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9q5VSrgdCI

yamaha 01x (2004?)

info: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music-production/interfaces/01x/
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar04/articles/yamaha01x.htm
driver: http://download.yamaha.com/search/detail/?site=usa.yamaha.com&language=en&category_id1=16244&category_id2=16268&product_id=100004&asset_file_language=EN&asset_id=52035
brochure : http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=49110

edirol sd90

more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul02/articles/edirolsd90.asp

edirol sd80


http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan03/articles/edirolsd80.asp

nuendo audiolink 96

manufactured by rme for steinberg
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep02/articles/audiolink.asp

echo layla (20-bit) (1999)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb99/articles/eventlayla.694.htm

echo layla 24 (2001)

great match for the digi 001, as it features the same number of analog/digital i/o
driver: http://files.echoaudio.com/drivers/mac/install_echo24_6.04.hqx
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun01/articles/echomia.htm
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun02/articles/echolaptop.asp

presonus firestation (2003)


manual: http://web.archive.org/web/20040528111816/http://www.presonus.com/pdf/firestation_manual.pdf
front outline: http://web.archive.org/web/20071005110147/http://www.presonus.com/images/diagram_large_front_firestation.gif
rear outline: http://web.archive.org/web/20041028144958/http://www.presonus.com/images/diagram_large_back_firestation.gif
install guide: http://www.presonus.com/uploads/products/1144/downloads/FIREstation_Quick_Start_Mac_EN.pdf
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb03/articles/presonusfirestation.asp
manual: http://www.presonus.com/uploads/products/1144/downloads/FIREstation_Owners_Manual_EN.pdf
driver: http://web.archive.org/web/20040528111816/http://www.presonus.com/drivers/drivers_macos.sit
the firestation can be used as an adat slave much like the behringer ada8000 adat unit to attach to the Digi 001, Digi 002, or other interfaces that feature Adat expansion
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The FIREstation is designed for use with Windows XP and Macintosh
OS 9.x. Other operating systems are not currently supported by
Presonus or Yamaha

yamaha sw1000xg
manual : http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/pdf/emi/english/xg/SW1000E1.pdf

edirol ua20 (2003)


more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb03/articles/edirolua20.asp

edirol ur80 (2003)


downloads: http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=UR-80
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec03/articles/edirolur80.html
manual: http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811321/UR-80_egfis1.pdf


tascam pci-822

http://tascam.com/content/images/universal/product_detail/298/large/PCI-822.jpg
driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/298/PCI-822_Mac_Installer_v106.hqx
8-ch TDIF digital i/o S/PDIF, 2x2 MIDI, word clock


korg 1212 pci (1997)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:5sjXRYkzHo0J:www.korg.com/uploads/Support/english_633661595520240000.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/jul97/korg1212.html
manual: http://www.korg.com/uploads/Support/english_633661595520240000.pdf
connects via pci | S/PDIF, stereo analog i/o +4/-10 | ADAT i/o | word clock bnc | Adat sync

Frontier WaveCenter PCI (DIGITAL + MIDI! NO ANALOG IO!) (1998)

connects via pci | ADAT/MIDI/SPDIF
Two cards can be used for a 16-in/20-out system.
http://www.frontierdesign.com/Products/WaveCenterPCI
http://www.frontierdesign.com/Products/WaveCenterPCI/Specifications
os9 driver: http://www.frontierdesign.com/Products/WaveCenterPCI/Downloads
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul98/articles/frontierwave.html

Lynx One (1998)

http://www.lynxstudio.com/product_detail.asp?i=7
connects via pci | 6 in out | 2 midi i/o | word clock out
manual: http://www.lynxstudio.com/nav/getFile.asp?i=8&t=productfile

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb04/articles/terratecphase.htm
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan99/articles/emuaudio.000.htm <--not sure if mac drivers were ever made for this

RME multiface (2003)

DRIVER: http://www.rme-audio.de/download/treiber_archiv/m9652_161.sit
http://www.rme-audio.de/old/english/hdsp/multifa.htm
part of the hammerfall serise & connects via pci or cardbus card (more info : http://www.rme-audio.de/old/english/hdsp/cardpci.htm)
   
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8 x analog line I/O, 96 kHz/24 bit, SNR 111 dBA, 1/4" TRS jacks
    1 x ADAT digital I/O
    1 x SPDIF digital I/O
    1 x Word clock I/O (BNC)
    1 x hi-power analog line/headphone output, separate output for independent submix
    1 x MIDI I/O, 16 channels high-speed MIDI
    Hardware level calculation: freely scalable level meters, peak and RMS calculation without CPU load
    TotalMix: 720 channel mixer with 40 bit internal resolution. MIDI remote controllable.
    S/MUX poured in hardware: 4 channels 96 kHz/24 bit for record and playback via ADAT optical

RME digiface

http://www.rme-audio.de/old/english/hdsp/digifa.htm

RME Hammerfall DSP 9652 (2003)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep99/articles/rmehammer.htm
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul03/articles/rmehammerfall.asp
http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_hdsp_9652.php
http://www.rme-audio.de/en_downloads_driver_archive.php
http://www.rme-audio.de/download/treiber_archiv/m96_16.sit
http://www.rme-audio.de/download/treiber_archiv/m9652_161.sit
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As in the original Hammerfall, the 9652 product number refers to the fact that the card supports sampling rates up to 96kHz and audio inputs and outputs for up to 52 channels — 26 inputs and 26 outputs, from three ADAT I/O pairs and co-axial S/PDIF I/O. Each ADAT channel supports 48kHz/24-bit operation, and S/MUX mode is also available to pair ADAT channels in order to provide 12 96kHz/24-bit channels instead. Like its predecessor, the HDSP 9652 also implements what RME refer to as 'ASIO zero CPU load' technology, meaning that you can have 52-channel operation without placing any burden on the host processor.


NUENDO AUDIOLINK 96 (2002)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep02/articles/audiolink.asp
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The Nuendo Audiolink 96 system is no longer distributed by Steinberg since 2004. We recommend all users to get current drivers, tools and manuals directly from the hardware manufacturer RME-Audio. RME-Audio lists this card under the category "Hammerfall DSP" as "Digiface" and "Multiface".
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