Alan_ wrote:one problem I will point out with old MOTU (Mark of the Unicorn) audio interfaces, if you're using a mac: they are not compatible with any newer macs. do not buy one of these puppies used and think you're just gonna plug it into your mac. WILL NOT WORK!
I disagree with your statement. Buying a used 828 means you will need to download the latest drivers from MOTU which is version 1.4.8. I would recommend buying an 828 MK2 or the 8 Pre first because of the cue mix options. But an original 828 will work with Mac Intel processors, OS 10.5, and is compatible with OSX versions back to OSX 10.4.x. as stated on their website:
""MOTU Universal Audio Install- OSX
This install provides compatibility updates for Mac Intel processors, OS 10.5, and is compatible with OSX versions back to OSX 10.4.x.
Installer contains a driver update for the MOTU 828, 896, 828mk2, 828mk2 USB, 896HD, Traveler, UltraLite, 8pre, 828mk3 and 896mk3. Cuemix console supports external control surfaces, talkback & listenback capabilities, and I/O port names."