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DC Coupled Interfaces

Post by AXXONN » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:27 pm

OK, in the market for a new interface, searched here a lot and read all the threads but they're all a bit long in the tooth.

Are there any new 2014/2015 Interfaces with at least four line outputs that are DC Coupled? (something other than the obvious Motu boxes)

The new Zoom TB interface looks ok but I believe it's not DC Coupled.

Are there any other boxes in the 0-$500 range I'm missing?

And/how hard is it to perform the mod yourself??

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Post by thx2112 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:19 pm

Good question. I'd be interested in knowing this as well.

A couple weeks ago I was fixing a scratchy pot in a Focusrite interface and was considering jumpering the output and input caps.

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Post by rutabaga40 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:59 pm

I believe most of the MOTU stuff is DC coupled. I had a Track 16 and now Ultralite AVB. Both work well seeing signals to the modular from Expert Sleepers Silent Way.

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Post by AXXONN » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:44 pm

thx2112 wrote:Good question. I'd be interested in knowing this as well.

A couple weeks ago I was fixing a scratchy pot in a Focusrite interface and was considering jumpering the output and input caps.
Is there much too it? I'd give it a crack if it's not too complex.

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Post by thresholdpeople » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:40 pm

There's a list on the Expert Sleepers page. http://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/siwacompatibility.html.

It may be out of date with new ones, I'm not sure.

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Post by AXXONN » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:04 pm

As mentioned in my initial post "other than Motu"

That list is Expert Sleepers is pretty old, ton of interfaces have come on the market since the last update.

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Post by rutabaga40 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:48 pm

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Post by albiedamned » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:46 am

I think there is a market, albeit a small one, for an audio interface dedicated to synthesists. The audio interfaces out there now are mostly targeted towards home studio people, which makes sense since that's such a big market. But something just for synthesists like us would have a niche. It should have features like:

- Lots of analog I/O, with an easy way to turn DC coupling on or off and to switch between line and modular level
- Sample accurate MIDI output like in Expert Sleeper's USAMO
- DIN Sync I/O
- Built-in CV/Gate outputs which convert MIDI from the DAW

In turn, it could save money by leaving out features common to mainstream interfaces, such as mic preamps, on-board effects, and software mixers.

I posted this idea on the Expert Sleepers forum last week, but os hasn't replied yet so either he hasn't seen it or he isn't interested in the idea. But obviously they would be the perfect company to build it.
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Post by icosa » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:21 pm

UAD Apollo Twin is DC coupled. Only 4 outs though, so something to consider if you are using 2 to monitor. I use it to send clock from Ableton as well as modulation from max4live. It's an outstanding interface. :sb:

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Post by Tofumaster » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:03 pm

icosa wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:21 pm
UAD Apollo Twin is DC coupled. Only 4 outs though, so something to consider if you are using 2 to monitor. I use it to send clock from Ableton as well as modulation from max4live. It's an outstanding interface. :sb:
How are you sending the CV out of channel 3/4. Currently for me when I send CV through CH4 the signal also appears on both outputs 3 and 4, and vice versa. It appears the channels are linked. Do you have any idea how to uncouple the, or have you ever run into this issue? I ready to break the thing.

By the way I am using an apollo Twin x, but the console should be the same.

Cheers! and thanks for the answer.

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Re: DC Coupled Interfaces

Post by jdaddyaz » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:01 pm

I've got a Motu Ultralite 4 and couldn't be happier, well I could use a few more I/O, but that's just me.
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Re: DC Coupled Interfaces

Post by jonne74 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:36 am

I'm waiting for the Presonus Quantum 2626. Thunderbolt 3 and DC-coupled outs. Should be available any day now.

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Re: DC Coupled Interfaces

Post by seta666 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:09 am

Presonus 1810, I have the old 2.0 version, 8 inputs and 4 DC coupled outpus, 6 with master out ( extra pair if you use the spdif out as master out)
I am selling mine because I moved to a mtk12 which suits me better, but it works very well...used it with ableton cv tools
I am in spain, and you being in LA I do not think you would be interested but maybe you can find one in the 200-250$ range

https://www.presonus.com/productos/es/Studio-1810

There is a newer Type-C interface but it does not have any advantage over usb 2.0, latency is same, just more bandwith...use the 3.0 usb computer port to avoid 2.0 bottleneck is you have many usb devices, worked for me

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