Re: What's the verdict on current Macbook Pros + USB RME interfaces?
Just a quick update to this.. I just tried firewire connection and it solved all the problems, no glitches at all in a six hour session with my live setup. With usb i had major sound breakup at least once in 30 minutes.
My setup is macbook pro i9 2018, apple thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter - apple thunderbolt 2 to firewire adapter - firewire 800 to firewire 400 cable - rme UFX. Project is my live setup in ableton live running 20-30 plugins, 8 fx sends hovering at a bit over 20% cpu according to ableton's meter. My old 2012 macbook handled it with no problems with cpu around 30%.
Only the connection was changed, everything else was unchanged. Nothing disabled in the os, mostly running ableton only, but occasionally checking tracks on VLC player, VNC connection to mixing desk and totalmix was running most of time, wifi for ableton link, but that's about it.
I still hope for working USB one day though, does not feel like too much to ask in 2018.