Have an old M-Audio Profire2626 Firewire, but since 2- 3 yrs not compatible with Mac OS X anymore. Also It used to work chaining with adaptors Firewire --> Thunderbolt 2, but now with the last generation MBPro USB-c/Thunderbolt 3, the extra adaptor Thunderbolt 2 --> 3 does not work either. I hear audio quality i has not really advanced in let 3-5 yrs ?
Most of time will be only myself guitar + drum on Logic Pro. But have analog drum kit and expect in 6-12 m to start recording full trim more often.
So basically my M-Audio works fine but is dead for DAW recording. So options is see:
1) a) get a new Audio interface ( couple of line ins, couple of MIC in's, couple of outs for monitoring , and also ADAT in/out
1 b) when I need to record full drum, or more then 4 or 6 inputs , connect Profire via ADAT in/out to this new interface, and have 8 extra Inputs
2) get a compete full new Interface. Seems Focusrite Scarlet 18i20 2nd Gen USB has pretty much 8 MIC pre in/out + ADAT + SPDIF ( ideal for kemper ?) . Not many others have all these different inputs.
3) Then again, I could get a behringer XR18 or a X32 and have mix desk and USB Interface at same time and forget about old Interface
What are your experiences with Focusrite + Mac OS X - I hear Focuswrite also has issues updating their drivers. Don't want same issue as with M-Audio again.
Is SPDIF best for kemper ? Univ Audio has some sexy interfaces, but their added value are the built in DSP with effects - but I assume with Kemper, I don't really need that ? Kind of kills it all off to use amp simulator of UA Apollo series.
Any experience or thoughts to share ?