"More outboard boxes: the Emagic AMT interface, Sony VHS player — short films are sent to me via broadband, but longer films on VHS — Tascam DA45 HR DAT machine, HHB compact disc player. The Kawai K5000R is a wonderful additive synth that can be very analogue-sounding — you can tune every bit of the sound, so you can build up partials and move them around, and get it to be slightly out of tune, so that it drifts, just like the Moogs and ARP synths, giving it more of a perceived analogue feel. My three Emu E4 samplers are in storage at the moment. My main keyboard is the Yamaha P300 MIDI keyboard."more
"Ure today has his recording studio set up in a lightweight office building based down the back of his garden at his home just outside Bath in UK county Somerset and uses a DAW system running Logic or ProTools on Apple Macs, depending on the requirements of the project in hand, with MOTU 828 audio interfaces and an AMT8 MIDI Interface. Ure has an M-Audio MIDI fader desk and NHT Pro monitor system."more
This thing is well over 15 years old I believe. I bought it used on ebay, and it still works flawlessy to this day... I never had a problem with it, it never gets too hot and it just works... I normally completely forget about it being there, it is that good :)
Way back before Apple bought them out, a German company named Emagic was known for its Logic software and high-quality MIDI interfaces. Mine is probably close to 15 years old, but still works great.
Works especially good with Logic but since Apple bought emagic, they stopped supporting Windows completely: no drivers, no software to configure/setup anymore... Apple support is a joke anyhow. So only consider buying this if you're running Apple Logic. Emagic however did build good, lasting hardware.
Although the Emagic AMT-8 series is now getting old, but who is looking for a simple, reliable and almost unbeatable midi interface with 8 inputs and 8 outputs, which runs clean on the MAC platform, is with the Emagic AMT 8 still well served.