Old 11-07-2019, 02:35 AM   #1
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Hi! Now that I have a windows 10 laptop I'm having trouble with my old Tascam US 200 that I used on my old Windows 7. A Google search revealed problems with this interface and Windows 10 but I found no recommendations for a better audio interface. Can you help me? Thank you for your time!
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:12 AM   #2
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For long-time driver support and compatibility RME is recommended frequently.
There may be other brands with good support...
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:00 AM   #3
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Hi bree. Here's a round up of some current models - of course these this doesn't take into account issues of support of even durability but may be of some interest.
https://www.musicradar.com/news/the-...nners-and-pros
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:29 AM   #4
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What do you foresee for # of inputs and outputs, mic pres, expansion of inputs via ADAT/Lightpipe? The recommended RMEs are rock solid but if your needs are modest and budget is less there are other good options.
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Will help a lot if you mention what your budget is, plus the other items mentioned in the post above.
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RME BabyFace is good.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:40 PM   #7
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Fepends on your focus. Mastering calls for a different class of interface (2 channels of highest quality) than tracking (many channels).
For tracking, RME with an ADAT input is a great choice.
For mastering, the sky's the limit, but Lynx and Apogee are a couple very good ones.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:43 PM   #8
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I appreciate the help from each and everyone of you! It looks like RME is the way to go. When I bought the Tascam US 200 10 years ago it was around $200, it looks like I'll have to spend a bit more these days for an RME but I'll sure do it!
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:29 PM   #9
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I use two different interfaces for very different tasks due to their appropriate specifications:

For Live use, a Native Instruments Audio 6 for being specified as low latency.

For Multi Track recording a Behringer XR18, that provides many Mic inputs, six outputs, and features a sophisticated remote controlled built-in mixer for a very good price.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:46 AM   #10
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If you do your shopping carefully, there are plenty of used RME bargains out there. I bought BOTH my HDSP 9652 pci interface & my Laptop`s RME BabyFace used in both cases some time ago. NO issues at all with either one & the software & firmware is still being updated regularly.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:03 AM   #11
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At a glance, the thought of replacing a working piece of hardware due to a software incompatibility is kind of outrageous. Especially if it's a sideways move with no feature upgrade in the deal.

Obviously the new computer is an upgrade and that's part of the system...

Is it a hard fact that your new machine will not let you run or install the old revision of your OS? That's what I would be looking to do. Or at least address it this way: Is there a feature in the new OS that makes it worth it to have to upgrade fully functional hardware?

Another perspective in case you hadn't considered it.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:13 AM   #12
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one other thing to look at:
Most recent version of the driver, which is apparently Win10 compatible.

https://tascam.com/us/product/us-200/download

and...

https://www.tascam.eu/en/downloads/archive/US-200

which explains how to make sure the driver works under Win10.
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