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Windows compatible audio interfaces
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:30:43 PM »
Roland UA-100 (1998)


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 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

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

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)

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)

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
http://media.soundonsound.com/sos/feb07/images/qa4.l.jpg
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/
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
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

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)

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

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

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

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:


yamaha 01x

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


nuendo audiolink 96
manufactured by rme for steinberg
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep02/articles/audiolink.asp


echo layla 24

driver: http://files.echoaudio.com/drivers/mac/install_echo24_6.04.hqx
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
Quote
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

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
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

Alesis ADAT edit (1999)

an adat interface card for mac os 9.. comes with software made by emagic
article : http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug99/articles/alesisadat.htm
http://www.sweetwater.com/publications/sweetnotes/sn-latesummer99/page11.html
http://alesis.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/9d2b1fc3c579211a294dbd112724fbbe/file/adatedit_manual.pdf


echo gina 24

http://files.echoaudio.com/manuals/echo24_mac_manual.pdf
driver: http://files.echoaudio.com/drivers/mac/install_echo24_6.04.hqx

motu 828 (2001)

more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul01/articles/motu828.asp
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr01/articles/applenotes.htm

motu 896


more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul02/articles/motu896.asp
wordclock compatible

motu 1224

connects via 324 PCI card | can combine with the 2408 + other motu systems
driver download : http://cdn-data.motu.com/downloads/pci424/pci_os9.hqx
Contains audio drivers and application consoles for MOTU PCI-424/324 audio hardware, which includes the 2408 mk3, 24 I/O and HD192.Double-click installer and follow on-screen instructions.
wordclock compatible

Motu 2408 (feb 1999)


eight, 20-bit analogue inputs and outputs
article: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb99/articles/motu2408.654.htm
wordclock compatible

Motu 2408 Mk2 (2000)

http://www.sonicstate.com/digital/model.cfm?modelID=1299&manid=57&manuf=57
The mkII version is no different from the original except that the analog in/out has been upgraded to 24bit on balanced TRS connectors.
wordclock compatible

Motu 2408 Mk3 (2003)
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct03/articles/motu.htm

m-audio duo (2002)
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct02/articles/maudio.asp

opcode datport
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul99/articles/opcodedat.htm

digidesign mbox (2002)
connects via usb | allows use of pro tools LE software (under os9 + mac osx)

MORE INFO: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun02/articles/digidesgnmbox.asp

m-audio Mobile Pre USB (2003)
EASILY CONFUSED WITH THE AUDIOPHILE USB~! MOBILE PRE HAS NO MIDI
compatible with os9 | allows use of pro tools m-powered 7+ (under mac os x 10.4+)
driver download: http://akmedia.digidesign.com/support/compressed/MobilePre_USB_Installer_1_5_2f1_77194.sit
firstgen:

press release: http://www.m-audio.ca/images/en/press_releases/M-Audio_MobilePre2_PR.pdf
revision: http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/attachments/spl-meters-mics-calibration-sound-cards/34074d1324413656-mobilepre-usb-setup-troubleshooting-thread-mobilepre_usb.jpg

M-audio transit
compatible with os9 | allows use of pro tools m-powered 7+ software  (under mac os x 10.4+)

larger image: http://cdn.head-fi.org/e/e7/e71fe538_Transit+(01).JPG

M-audio groovelab

manual: http://www.m-audio.ca/images/global/manuals/GrooveLab_Quickstart.pdf

roland m1000 digital mixer audio interface

connects via usb | 4 spdif inputs + 1 stereo analog input =  10 channels
manual: http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811166/M-1000_Manual_e1.pdf
http://c1.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/M-1000_R-79ab0526f7d26301f8e57f726eae36ad.jpg
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun03/articles/rolandm1000.asp

edirol m-100fx
The M-100FX is a 10-channel Audio mixer with a number of useful Voice & Sound Processing effects.

connects via usb | not bus powered
rear image: http://www.roland.com/products/en/M-100FX/images/image_02_L.jpg
manual: http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=manuals&p=M-100FX&id=1811410
driver: http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=M-100FX&id=1812824

edirol ua1ex


edirol UA-3FX


roland UA-5 (2001)


http://lib.roland.co.jp/support/en/manuals/res/1811507/UA-5_egfis3.pdf

Echo Gina (20-bit) (1997)
connects via PCI

os9 driver: http://files.echoaudio.com/drivers/mac/install_echo_card_4.0.hqx
article: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/dec97/eventgina.html
driver downloads: http://echoaudio.com/pages/mac-os-x-software (scroll to the very bottom option)
manual: http://files.echoaudio.com/manuals/gina_mac_manual.pdf
WARNING: Not all Darla 20, Gina 20, Layla 20, and Darla24 cards are compatible with Power Macs. Unfortunately, this is a hardware incompatibility; as such, it cannot be worked around in software. When using these products, you may experience lockups or your Power Mac may not function reliably. Consequently, Echo Digital Audio will not provide technical support for these drivers.

Echo Digital Audio assumes no liability or responsibility for damages caused or loss incurred as a result of you downloading and using these drivers. You use this software solely at your own risk.

m-audio delta 410

connects via PCI | DOES NOT ALLOW USE OF PRO TOOLS M-POWERED ON MAC (except on xp using cracked mp7)
can be combined with up to 3 other delta cards to add addtional i/o

emagic audiowerk2 (1999)

connects via pci | developed for os9
article: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul99/articles/audiowerk.htm
driver : http://mac.brothersoft.com/emagic-audiowerk-driver-download.html
not reccomended but could work out great if bought for a low price

emagic audiowerk8 (1997)

article: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/jul97/audiowerk8.html
not reccomended but could work out great if bought for a low price

audiomedia III (1996)

specs: http://archive.digidesign.com/support/specs/toolbox_specs.html
driver: http://archive.digidesign.com/download/sndrvr/
allows use of pro tools LE software up to version 5.1.1 os9 | 6.2.3 osx | 6.1.1 winxp
g3/g4 compatibility info: http://archive.digidesign.com/compato/osx/tb/am3.cfm
more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_articles/jul96/digidesignsession.html

yamaha ds2416 (1998)

connects via pci 
article: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct98/articles/yamahadspf.html
manual: http://www.ds2416.org/xpisoftware/Manual/DS2416.pdf
driver info: http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2001/04/06/new-mac-drivers-for-yamaha-cards/
driver downloads: http://www.megatrade.ru/English/Yamaha_Support.html

terratec-producer-phase-26-usb

The MAC OS 9 drivers.The PHASE 26 USB System is equipped with a special ASIO driver. The MIDI port is notavailable under MAC OS 9. Furthermore, the Sound Manager is not supported. Thefunctions of the ASIO ControlPanel are pretty much identical to those of the WindowsVersion. In the version that is currently being shipped, direct monitoring is not supportedby the MAC OS9 ASIO driver

opcode DATport
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul99/articles/opcodedat.htm]http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul99/articles/opcodedat.htm
opcode SONICport

opcode SonicPort
http://web.archive.org/web/19991006112043/http://www.opcode.com/products/sonicport/

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr04/articles/terratecphase88.htm
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