Topic: Madi & CC mode
With the recent death of the Madiface Pro, I'm wondering what are my options for a Madi device that can operate in CC mode.
My need: I have an MPC X and their recent update supports CC USB audio interfaces in standalone operation. Meanwhile, my PC has a Madi FX card connected to a Ferrofish A16. So I would like to cut out the middleman and go straight into the Madi FX sound card.
My thought is that the success of the Babyface in CC mode by MPC users should crossover to the Madiface. But, it's discontinued and I haven't read anything about a Madiface user and the current line of MPCs.
So where does that leave me? From what I have found, there is the UFX+, $3000 for 24 audio channels when in CC mode, 20 of which are Madi. Not to mention all the other features that I would lose access to because I'm using CC mode, so it just doesn't seem to be a wise investment.
Anyone have any insight on how to solve my problem? I've been stalking Reverb, Ebay, and Gearspace hoping for someone willing to relinquish one, but alas no success.
The requirements for the MPC are:
44.1 Khz functionality
So whatever the Linux kernel is on the MPC, the Babyface supports it. RME what say you?