Topic: Premic in Fireface400 vs StudioProjects VTB1

Hello guys!

I want to buy a RME interface, but don't know which one:
a) Fireface400
b) Multiface II/HDSPe ExpressCard

1. THE PREMIC ISSUE
I already have a premic StudioProjects VTB1.
So, maybe I don't need another premic (I mean, the one in FF400) at all?
Which premic is better? The one in StudioProjects VTB1? Or the one in FF400?
I mean, if I already have a premic in the VTB1, do I really need a FF400, which is more expensive then MultifaceII?

2. THE CONNECTION ISSUE
Is there a need to connect FF400 to the new MacbookPro17 via Express Card?
Otherwise I'd simply connect it via Firewire, couldn't I?
I mean, do I really need a HDSPe ExpressCard in order to connect  the FF400 to my Macbookpro17?

Looking forward to hearing your experience.
Many thanks for your respond in advance!

Re: Premic in Fireface400 vs StudioProjects VTB1

davorr wrote:

I mean, do I really need a HDSPe ExpressCard in order to connect  the FF400 to my Macbookpro17?

You don't need and in fact you can't even use it... The HDSPe Expresscard is not Firewire.


Regards
Daniel Fuchs
RME