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M-Audio MobilePre Mk II Someone talk me out of it
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Jack Barry
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I can get a M-Audio MobilePre Mk II for US$89.00, pro tools LE, no shipping, no tax. I have been waiting until Apple and Presonus got on the same page. ( I think Apple is the culprit here?) With the 22vsl drivers for the 2012 Mac Mini. I like the complete Presonus vibe, software StudioLive, etc. But, can I go wrong for $89?
So some one talk me down or provide some input on the Mk II and why I shouldn't jump on it? Thanks.
2012 Mac Mini 2.3g i7x4 16 gig ram, Presonus FireStudio Mobile, SM58, AKG271 MKII phones. External rack effects, Lexicon, TC Helicon, TC Electric. M-Audio Venom keys, 1/2 brain.
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No one here will hold it against ya Jack.

Money talks and that's a killer deal! And the interface will still work with nearly everything else Presonus makes so it's not like we're losing you.
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No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

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Jack Barry
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Heck of a deal. I thought I would do due diligence and check out M-Audio tech support, and gosh, it looks like they have ZERO units compatible with ML 10.8.2. Did you say the FireStudio Mobile was happy with 10.8.2? The SOUND GODS may be pointing me that way?
2012 Mac Mini 2.3g i7x4 16 gig ram, Presonus FireStudio Mobile, SM58, AKG271 MKII phones. External rack effects, Lexicon, TC Helicon, TC Electric. M-Audio Venom keys, 1/2 brain.
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It is confirmed good with 10.8.2 on the latest driver. And you get almost as much stuff with it. And a better DAW in my personal opinion.
http://support.presonus.com

Tallest guy in the Mod Squad with all his hair still on his head.

No I'm not a freaking pilot!! The Air Force won't let me have a suit with a zipper...or sometimes shoestrings.

My advice and suggestions should never be considered advice or suggestions. These are mostly insane ramblings of a poor aircraft mechanic who can, strangely enough, still hear.

StudioLive 16.4.2, AudioBox 1818VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, Faderport, Digimax FS,, M-Audio Firewire 410
--MultiBoot System--
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Gigabyte motherboard--SYBA TI Firewire XIO2200A--i7 2600k Quad Core--16 GB DDR III--Custom 2U Rackmount--4 TB Raid (all internal SATA II)--19" Samsung HDMI LCD on pivoting VESA 1U Mount
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cristofe
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There's also the question of build quality. I've used several MkI & MkII Mobile Pres.....build quality is cheap plastic and the MkII is flimsier even than the MkI. The FSM, on the other had is built like a tank. Oh, and the Presonus preamps totally blow away M-audio's IMHO.

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Jack Barry
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I have decided on the FSM, no sense in getting some thing that I end up not being satisfied with and could be broken with one drop. Thanks for the input!
2012 Mac Mini 2.3g i7x4 16 gig ram, Presonus FireStudio Mobile, SM58, AKG271 MKII phones. External rack effects, Lexicon, TC Helicon, TC Electric. M-Audio Venom keys, 1/2 brain.
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You're quite welcome! You won't be sorry.

PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processors, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2
HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro
HP Compaq NC6320 Laptop Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor 3GB RAM Win7 Ult
Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz Processor 4GB RAM Win7 Pro x32

Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & FP10 Firewire, Steinberg MI4 USB, Line 6 Toneport GX & PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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