I've just got a new Babyface Pro FS and it's sitting with me staring at it in its shrinkwrap.
I haven't torn it off because I've come to realize I want at least 4 mic pres. I do the singer songwriter bit, and want to be able to record with a friend, and want both of us to have vocal and guitar mics
Can anyone let me know what external pres you are successfully using with the Babyface? And what RTL you get with what computer? Low latency is extremely important to me.
And forgive a stupid question: Can the 2 instrument inputs which can be set to +4 dBu or -10 dBV, be used with an external pre for a mic instead of using XLR inputs? My guess is no, and I need to use ADAT for more inputs.
I'm planning on getting a new silicon mac and think it will be fast enough to skip using DSP, but right now I'm on a 2017 imac i5 2TB, and a 2015 macbook pro i5 solid state drive.
With the cost of a good pre adding to the cost of the babyface should I even try to go the external pre route?
I'm considering keeping on the shrinkwrap, returning it, and going for the 802 with it's USB interface and 4 mic pres, exactly what I want. But that unit not availbale right now, is 7 or 8 years old, and I'm guessing it's on the list for the next rme fs update. I'd hate to have buyers remorse at that $2K US price in a few months if they bring out a new version! But that's what I'm leaning towards doing. Can anyone comment on real world latency they get with a mac using the 802?