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StudioLive III with DAW control or Quantum with Faderport 16

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asked Jan 23, 2018 in StudioLive Series III by pappatoad (340 points)
I have a question for StudioLive owners with Studio One DAW incorporated. What in your opinion is better ... a StudioLive III 16 or the Quantum Thunderbolt with a Faderport 16 for control? Why would you choose either one?

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answered Aug 11, 2018 by jfletcher (310 points)
Hey I'm pondering the same question at the moment did you find an answer? I need to upgrade my firestudios and can't decide which way to jump. Seems Quantum has superior sound quality and transfer speed and incorporated with a fader port may be better overall.I'd be keen to hear what you ended up doing. Has anyone out there had the chance to try both setups?
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answered Aug 13, 2018 by pappatoad (340 points)
Unfortunately no one has ever responded so I am still without an answer. I have not purchased any new equipment as I was holding off to get the right stuff for my home studio... I thought there would be more opinions on this.. but none have been shared. My purchase has really hinged on it...
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answered Aug 17, 2018 by jfletcher (310 points)
I guess everyone is too busy recording! It's a shame as, like you I'd like some info on how the two stack up against each other. The studio 192 is another option I'm considering as well as I already have the USB connections on my computer and installing a thunderbolt port will be a pain in the backside on my PC plus another thing to go wrong...  I have read that thunderbolt cables only come in very short lengths so that's something to also consider. To be honest I really think I want the studioLive III as it looks like so much fun! Keep me posted on your progress. Cheers.