#1
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mackie-Onyx-Satellite-Recording-Interface?sku=248154


Considering this.

I have heard problems with it. I heard that it doesnt work well with condensers, and doesnt supply enough phantom power. Also, I'm not sure that my computer has a firewire input, so what could i do about that?

Any other problems, or whatever you've had with this product, let me know.
#2
Well, the obvious solution would be to buy a different interface, or get firewire ports added on to your computer, although this would cost $.
#3
well the firewire cards don't cost much so i would go with that...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124003

I've heard that interface is good and I know the preamps in it are better than the Line6 units. If you are going though reviews on musicians friend, don't trust them.

Another way to go is with a PreSonus FireBox
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/PreSonus-FIREBOX-24bit96kHz-FireWire-Recording-System?sku=184133

Thats about another $100 but it does have a good rep.
#4
Its a good interface. I don't know how it an interface can inherently not work well with condensers - phantom power means 48 v.... 48 volts is 48 volts, you can't over or under power it (well I suppose it is possible if you want to get into a discussion with me about amperes), but anyways I have yet to hear of an interface not supplying enough phantom power, and I think that would be pretty difficult to do - the interface would have to be horribly engineered and that is simply not the case with the Mackie.
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#6
^Omg - is to for powering the SUp3R condensers that need 12 v more? Lol, thats really odd.
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#7
I have it. I got it cause thrice_removed recommended it, and I am glad he did. I originally got the firebox but its not a desk interface. It doesn't even have a power switch, so you have to unplug it everytime. As for sound, it sounds good, and thats all that I can tell. You can check my profile for stuff I have done on it.
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#10
the base stays hooked to all your studio gear
and when you want to hit the road with a laptop
or something you can take the interface with you
without unhooking all your studio plugs.

It's a nice setup
#12
I dont use it in 2 pieces at all. But it is kinda nice to know its there if i wanted to. An interface wont really make stuff sound alot better. It really is a combo of everything. I couldnt get decent guitar tracks until I got a real tube guitar amp. And Im still tryin to get better sounds. To get "pro" sounding tracks (not saying mine are) I think you need to learn a bit about mixing and producing. What to track, panning, and EQ make a huge difference in getting that "pro" sound. eh, just my 2 cents.
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