I am a little scared to pull the trigger on this package. Does anyone have any experience with these? It seems like a great deal. You get some free stuff as well. Link below.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Presonus-AUDIOB ... SwpHFZaP5S
I've had the opposite experience. I've owned both an 1818 and 44. Now, it is true that I had some compatibility issues with some pc's and others have reported some issues with some versions of the Mac OS. This is more due to pc manufacturers changing protocols. Both Windows pc's and Macs have changed to favor more inter-connectivity with phones & tablets. Which in itself is not a bad thing but these changes are often detrimental to niche markets like pro audio, multi-media & graphic design. It's very difficult for manufacturers like Presonus to keep up to such constant shifts. They are not the only pro audio equipment manufacturers that have had such problems. Just have a look at various other boards, Steinberg, M-Audio, Focusrite, Motu and you'll see similar griping. It's not these companies fault that Microsoft & Apple threw them under the bus in favor of phone & tablet .inter-connectivity. They simply don't have the same scale of resources to constantly pivot along with the big boys. When I first got an 1818 it didn't work properly with the computer I intended to use it with.
So I changed my thinking. Instead of trying to force a square peg into a round hole....I got a square
hole. There are MANY computers that these interfaces work perfectly well with.
It's a dead interface tha'ts not going to be supported much longer.
So you work for Presonus then? Sorry but that's simply not true. New drivers are still being developed and released. The latest betas are being tested right now. And all the major retailers are still carrying them.
That being said these interfaces are now more compatible than EVER!! The older drivers with VSL
functionality still work perfectly well with some computers and the newer non-VSL drivers work with pretty much everything else.
I've had nothing but regrets since buying it.
Well....if you hate it that much I'd be happy to take off your hands for $100.
PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2 HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro Dell Latitude E6410 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz 8GB RAM Win7 Pro x64 Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & Firestudio 26x26 Firewire, Line 6 PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3
Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's DAW: S1 3.2.1 Pro
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