I need to purchase a new Interface and it's coming down to either the new Motu 896mk3 or the RME Fireface 400.
I'm running PC... Cubase SX 3, Reaper, and a ton of VSTi's like Halion 3, Kontakt 3, Spectrasonics, etc.
I was leaning on the Motu 896mk3 (price wise) but also read that it had some issues... especially noise or hissing when playing back mp3's, watching youtube, or using winamp, like 50% of the time.
My question is IF this is the case, has Motu addresed it? Is there an update that fixed it?
Also, what about compatibility with Cubase SX 3, Reaper, etc.
The other option (if I don't go with Motu or RME) is perhaps to just get a good mice pre like the ISA 428 and a ADDA card like the M-Audio Audiophile 192 and that way have better pres off the top.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!