Turns out to be a great choice
I was very surprised to discover just how well it works. Being that there are no other reviews to help me make a decision after learning that the one I really wanted was once again out of stock. I thought I have nothing to loose as Sweetwater is wonderful about returns helping you when you get stuck or confused about settings and other silly questions. Silly questions as I had stayed away from the DAW Technology for a long time. After owning an 8 track Studio for many years and using only all hardware, patch bays,outboard gear until it was no longer being used.
I later bought a self contained Hardware Firmware Roland 24 track Hard Disk based machine which takes a very long time to compile the final product. I decided to buy the Sonar Platinum package as I was familiar with the Cakewalk Products during the Midi only days it looked complete and offers lots of included VSTs & Plugins for FX. I studied the software for several months before I was able to buy a
USB interface. The M Audio products don't appear to be very popular here at Sweetwater as I have looked at other items from M Audio but I have found no help via the reviews. Making me believe the sales of M Audio prod.s to be limited or very small in relationship to the many other fine product choices.only took me one attempt to get the drivers & install the M Audio M track 22M. My USB3 & it Synced up first time.
The Included software was a great Bonus I hadn't planned on Cubase but after playing with it I have found it to my liking as I plan on using it. Also the AIr plug-in's are very nice as well again a bonus making the price an even better choice. My only gripe the lack of Audio outputs just 2 but I can live with it. considering the other great features.. It works great has a ton of volume from the headphone jack enough to make your ears hurt and that makes for plenty of headroom in that amp.
Otherwise I say buy it its an all steel construction with nice solid connections not loose as others are reported the Fix for loose USB is a piece of paper as a shim if still loose double up the paper fixed.
The Pots are extremely nice with a smooth positive action there also firmly mounted to the face plate the large Knob makes me feel as if I have the Apollo Universal Audio interface which I'd love to own but at three time the price. I'd be a bad boy and in the dog house with my wife but we can dream.. No complaints its a great product for the price and with the added software which would cost more than the interface alone it turns out to be a great bargain. Its not going back If & when I need or want the 4 input and balanced outs I can simply afford to buy another device as a back up or a gift for my son who plays guitar.
Thanks Brandon Eden for all your help & product knowledge you'll be rewarded for it soon, stay cool.
I'm almost ready for more gear.. SO remember I'll be back, as Arnold S. has said