Oh, no worries, not your responsibility to answer my questions. Funnily enough, I got the small mio and successfully updated the OS on my Prophet 6 and now it sounds awesome. Will try to get away with that until it’s not enough.
Will listen to your track later, on the good system.
Apologies for the super-delayed response!
Personally, I'd be inclined to ignore MOTU these days. I know they used to be go-to option once upon a time, but there's a bit of a stench of decay around their driver support and maintenance these days- I think that function could be the responsibility of an unhappy skeleton crew. They seem to take a lot time to track OS changes and bugfixes can be painfully slow.
I don't use a lot of MIDI personally, I have MIDI I/O on my FH-2, my soundcard and on the main Euro sequencer if I need it. I think if I was after a lot of ports I'd probably be looking at this:
Lots of people seem to be happy with how solid they are- they seem to be sufficiently boring, which is what you want in such a device 😎
Oh, while we're at it, treated myself to a new non-budget soundcard, it has been years since I had anything decent quality at home. Suddenly, recordings aren't muddy any more, even when internally mixed on the modular and output via the little output module- clearly the bottleneck was the cheap soundcard. Behold a quick test recording:
It sounds clean and clear without being harsh, praise be! Straight out of the modular, no post-processing. I am a happy bunny.