Ok, so here (reluctantly) I am selling the last of my mLan gear - 1 pair of i88x recording interfaces by Yamaha for £500 for the pair! ( a steal considering they can still be bought for £1299 each). This is top gear and ultra versatile!!!
For anyone ho does not know about the mLan gear, basically its a series of gear that can be linked together via firewire leads. I ran these with a Yamaha 01x desk (I actually had two desks and another i88x as well!)
The major benefit is that if you run out of inputs on an 01x - you can add another 8 with one of these.
if you were doing a gig, and wanted 16 channels of recording from a desk - run direct outs from each channel of the desk - and feed them straight into this.
If you were running a 16ch analogue desk and wanted dynamics and effects on every channel of your desk - buy 16 insert splitter Y leads and run each channel's send and return on the i88x back into the desk again - using something like maybe Logic, Mainstage, Cubase, Live, Sonar or other similar software to add VST plugin capability to your desk!
These have the power to add the benefits of a digital desk - to an analogue desk, give racks and racks load of power - but in a 2U spacing!
Anyway - here's what yamaha have to say bout it!
This item is used but in very good condition. Original box and manual. Includes CD and original power supply.
2 DM2000 Quality Mic Preamps with Inserts
6 Line inputs
24bit/96kHz Audio Interface
Balanced Inputs and Outputs
ADAT I/O supporting 96kHz
18 simultaneous channels
(8 analogue, 8 ADAT & SPDIF (coax) or Stereo Optical)
OS9/OSX/XP Drivers support
Portable 1 Unit Rack