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DieHard

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MEMBERS... PLEASE POST YOUR SUCCESS / FAILURE STORIES HERE (USB & FIREWIRE ONLY, NO PCI CARD BASED INTERFACES)

In response to many searching for a MIDI and/or Audio Interface for their Mac Mini that works in OS 9...

This topic will be used to list all the hardware that has been tested and deemed a success or failure with the details for reference.

If you use a Mini and have had success (or failure) with an interface (MIDI and/or Audio) please list the details here.

We also desperately need anyone to comment if they have tried the Ploytec "Generic USB ASIO driver for Mac OS 9" which may open the door for some older USB interfaces...

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=1127.0
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The M-Audio Firewire FW410: (Failure, deemed NOT reliable in Mac OS 9)



Headphone (no sound) issue here:

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3126.msg40005.html#msg40005

I tried every possible setting in the mixer app (output section) and also in Cubase using the outputs available from the ASIO driver, still dead silent on the headphone jacks, even though the meters on the front of the unit were bouncing LEDs of activity.

I then tried a set of optical speakers and hooked them to the Optical out on the FW410.  In Cubase I selected "Digital as the output" and no sound, even though Cubase showed meters movement.

Sound came out of the optical output; in fact, now sound was coming out of the optical output even when different analog outs were picked in Cubase, so there is a serious disconnect of settings in the mixer app and settings in the ASIO driver

The quality of the sound was exactly as described here
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,4179.msg29222.html#msg29222
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I experience some problems with a M-Audio Firewire 410

- The level controller knob has no effect on volume output.
- Output sound is awful: very low, saturated, seems out of phase.
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The 410 was my very first pro audio device and i recorded
About 500 bands with it in my bedroom 😂

That being said i was on windows back then
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Looking for: Steinberg Cubase MAC Standard/Score v1-5 & Cubase Audio v1, Cubase Audio v2 for, Cubase Audio v3 for DAE/TDM => complete or in parts

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Edirol UA-1EX (Success Works without issue)

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Edirol UA-1EX works fine here under 9.2.2 with these drivers (scroll down):

https://www.roland.com/uk/products/ua-1ex/downloads/

Reference: http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,4288.msg43382.html#msg43382
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Tascam US-122 (Success Works without issue)

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Tascam US-122 also fine, this one has additional MIDI i/o and is recognised by FreeMIDI 1.48
(not tested the driver here but seems the same as the original install disk that comes with the soundcard)

https://www.tascam.eu/en/downloads/US-122
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Behringer UCA202 (Success for sound out, DAW testing needed, NO Mac OS9 ASIO driver)

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I must say I am almost shocked that no one has responded yet.  Just browsing the site yesterday and came across this.  I feel I should respond.

I have a Quicksilver with OS 9/X.  I have a Behringer UCA202 that miraculously is plug and play no extra drivers for OS9 etc.

https://www.behringer.com/product.html?modelCode=P0484

Have it hooked up to a mini bose device that is very adequate for my normal sound output that doesn't involve protools.  plug it in and Sound Manager recognizes it no trouble.
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M-Audio Transit USB (Success Works without issue, Record only one stereo or 2 mono tracks at a time)

1) Mini G4 can send Mac OS System sound to transit perfectly
2) ASIO drivers work without Isuue in Cubase VST / 5 (and it plays pack 32-bit audio)
3) 2-Track in Stereo in (1/8" jack), Stereo Out (1/8" jack), Optical Out

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