Something to be aware of. That maybe isn't documented as well as it should be. Especially if you are using a MacBook (laptop) is to make sure your session file matches the native internals of the SQ. which is 96khz 24bit i believe. the Processing cycles and hard drive (even SSD) requirements for live conversion can be troublesome. I also don't know if Garage Band can go that high of audio quality. I use logic and have had good results when my sessions matches the consoles output so there is no live transcoding happening.Tried today to do a multitrack record from the SQ to garageband over usb. Every 3 minutes or so, I'd get an error that the disk wasn't fast enough.
Couple times tried doing 4 tracks, another couple time tried 8 tracks. Tried writing to the internal SSD of a MBP and also an external SSD over USB. Read/Writes between 300-500MBps and with my math, 8 tracks at 48k 24bit is like 9.2Mbps. So i should have plenty of overhead.
Has anyone tried this with Garageband or should I try Audacity or Logic or Protools?
Reaper is also a great free/inexpensive multitrack recorder that has a very low system overhead.
I can't speak to Waves/ or Dante recording as i don't have those cards for my board.