Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 4:32 PM (in response to closedcircle)
If you have the money, then Apogee is the way to go, the gold standard. They seem to have a close relationship with Apple which is always a plus when it comes to "upgrade response time".
The Maestro software is just the app for the audio interface (for routing settings and other stuff). Every professional audio interface has their own software app of that kind. It is complementary to the DAW software you are using.Hope that helps
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 4:37 PM (in response to closedcircle)
I don't know about what Apple recommends.... but I currently use and have used Motu products for the last 10 or so years and frankly I wouldn't use anything else at their price points... Their drivers are usually very stable and normally they are well ahead of the game when new OS X/ Logic versions are released so their drivers work right from Day 1 of release...
I am currently using several Ultralites (2*Mk1, Mk2, Mk3 and a Mk3 Hybrid), an 828 Mk3 and an 896Mk3 Hybrid... and have had no issues whatsoever... for many years. I have also used the 4pre and 8pre many times at a client's studio again, without issues of any kind.
Nothing wrong with using Apogee equipment either... They cost more and I;m not really sure they offer that much more than the Motus for the price differences involved...but if you can afford them and feel they would provide you with better results.. then they work very well with Logic setups..
I would certainly avoid using M-Audio/Digidesign/Avid products with Logic.. at all costs based on the experiences of those that have purchased them and reported problems, mainly to do with failures of drivers to be promptly or correctly updated... time and time again here and elsewhere..
Just my personal opinions... YVMV!