When I installed the Digidesign 003, I disabled the MOTU 828 interfaces. This avoided the whole firewire connection problems. Today, I physically removed the MOTU interface and changed the patchbay. Now the Mackie analog console recording outs normal into the Digidesign 003 line inputs. The Digidesign 003 line outputs normal back to the Mackie console line inputs 9-16. No more patching. I’ll later continue this trend in studio 4 and studio 8
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Metasynth Pro 4 (the 24 bit version) is not compatible with Leopard. UI software, the developer, said that they are working on it (and have been for the past year and a half). I installed the Leopard compatible-16 bit version, called Metasynth 4, on workstation ST9.6, 9.7, 9.8, ST4, ST5 and ST8
NOTE: When you launch Metasynth, the top menu bar and the dock disappear. To see either the top menu or dock, just mouse over their normal area and wait a few seconds. They will re-appear.
Additionally, Metasynth pauses on an opening info screen for about five seconds before showing you the main work window. If you’re the impatient type, just click on the green check mark.
If you don’t know about Metasynth, check out UI Software’s website.
I replaced the 17 inch iMacs with 20 inch iMacs. The only trouble is that there is only one firewire 400 port on the new iMac. Since the MOTU 828mkII and the Digidesign 003 do not play well together when firewire is looped through, I decided to take the MOTU 828mkII out of the system.
See this post for instructions for selecting the Digidisign 003 as your audio driver. And, don’t forget to patch the Digi 003 line outputs to Mackie Line inputs on the patchbay.
I also installed a USB hub in each studio to help manage the multiple USB sources. You say, “How is this helpful? What’s the big deal.” Well, it opens up a free USB port on the back on the iMac for your USB drives.