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Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:12 am
by p.pan
Hi,

Do you think we can expect some new audio interfaces from Motu???

Thanks

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:27 pm
by mhschmieder
Probably, considering that Apogee announced today that they will support Thunderolt:

http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2011/03/01/-apogee-to-develop-thunderbolt-audio-interfaces/

I can't imagine it will be long before RME, Avid, PreSonus, and other manufacturers follow suit.

COnsidering MOTU has generally been bleeding-edge (they were the first to deliver a usable Firewire interface, remember), I suspect they already have a Thunderbolt interface under development.

Remember, MOTU follow's Apple's lead in typically only announcing products that are already ready to ship (excepting Mach Five updates :-)).

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:53 pm
by MIDI Life Crisis

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:01 pm
by johnsbaker
OK .... its been over a year since this thread started.

Where is our Thunderbolt stuff?

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:09 am
by mikehalloran
johnsbaker wrote:OK .... its been over a year since this thread started.

Where is our Thunderbolt stuff?


Waiting for a TB Mac Pro?

Actually, manufacturers are waiting for Intel to ship the low cost TB chip set they have been promising for a year. Although the expectations are this Spring, that is getting closer without major announcements of shipping product. The prototypes have been long developed in many cases but you can't ship what you cannot get.

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:20 am
by HCMarkus
UA has handled this by leaving a slot open for TB in its new interface.

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:25 pm
by cuttime
http://www.macworld.com/article/165789/ ... c.rss_main


Frankly I'm tired of waiting. Especially since the rest of the world is enjoying USB 3.

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:08 pm
by mikehalloran
cuttime wrote:http://www.macworld.com/article/165789/2012/03/intel_aims_for_faster_thunderbolt_with_pciexpress_30.html#lsrc.rss_main" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Frankly I'm tired of waiting. Especially since the rest of the world is enjoying USB 3.

Interestingly, it was Intel who pulled the plug on integrating usb3 into the Mac chip sets and convinced Apple to jump up to TB.

Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:50 pm
by kgdrum
There was an interesting thread on either GS or KVR recently(can't remember which one).
Black Lion Audio posted that Intel told them that they are the 1st and only company developing a native Thunderbolt I/O, I think they also posted the same info on the their Facebook page.
They claim all the other manufactures are using some kind of non native layer of conversion ---> to Thunderbolt.
This stuff is a bit beyond my understanding but surprising if I'm understanding all of this correctly.
Anyone else see or understand all of this?

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:23 pm
by mikehalloran
ThunderBolt and usb3 both started with Intel.

Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:29 pm
by kgdrum
I know that Mike, BLA is actually saying other developers are creating devices with an extra layer between Thunderbolt , USB or FW to TB
I guess not native Thunderbolt , I guess inferring other companies are designs are somewhat compromised and not utilizing ThunderBolts technology to its maximum potential.

Re: Thunderbolt and Motu

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:04 pm
by mikehalloran
As I posted earlier - everyone is waiting for Intel to deliver the chip sets they promised a year ago. True, a year ago they promised them by this Spring - which is almost here.