Need a new audio interface.

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
funknotik
Posts: 441
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:22 am
Location: earth

Need a new audio interface.

Post by funknotik » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:26 am

I had to return all of my borrowed gear and now have to purchase my own audio interface. :cry: I got impulsive and needed to record and I bought this: Image The TAPCO link.usb, because it was on sale at bestbuy for $56 dollars. So far it gives me audio drop outs every now and then and the lowest latency I can get is 21ms which is pathetic. It also doesn't seem to have any update for Vista the drivers are meant for Windows xp. I really need an interface I can run guitar rig with. Also want as little latency as possible. I have a budget of about $250 dollars or less. I'm considering the Maudio Fastrack pro although I'm tired of shitty Maudio products. If anyone has any recomendations I would appreciate it. Thanks friends and happy fathers day. Thors blessing be upon you.
Two technics 1210 turntables, alot of guitars, 2gig Sony vgz fz290, 2gig frankenstein pc, mbox, ableton, flstudio, recycle, the infinity gauntlet, and alot of spare time..

porfiry
Posts: 343
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:02 am
Location: Lincoln, NE
Contact:

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by porfiry » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:37 am

Yeah, you really want to stay away from that Tapco shit. I was borrowing a $60 "mixer" of theirs for a while, and you could barely stop the piece of crap from clipping constantly.

When I get a new box it'll be a MOTU.

4.33
Posts: 1198
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:49 pm
Location: Moscow

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by 4.33 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:00 am

try using this with ASIO4ALL driver
might work

john gordon
Posts: 2680
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:24 am
Location: Delaware

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by john gordon » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:09 am

my ecler evo5
only 1700

mholloway
Posts: 1576
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:24 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Contact:

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by mholloway » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:21 am

Native instrument's audio kontrol 1 is 250 bucks, widely used around these parts, works great for me....oh and you get a free NI synth with it (like..you can get absynth, fm8, etc -- in other words, SWEET deal).

-M
my industrial music made with Ableton Live (as DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER): https://deadwhenifoundher.bandcamp.com/
my dark jazz / noir music made with Ableton Live: https://michaelarthurholloway.bandcamp. ... guilt-noir

Destro
Posts: 160
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:36 pm

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by Destro » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:28 pm

How about the Novation Nio 2/4?

http://www.novationmusic.com/products/a ... ce/nio_2_4

It also comes with a nifty set of zero-latency guitar effects.

Sales Dude McBoob
Posts: 2840
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:34 pm
Location: Durham, NC. USA
Contact:

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:24 pm

Can you go FireWire? If so:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/3 ... rface.html

If not, you can get the USB version, but you won't get as low latency:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/5 ... Audio.html

What's wrong with your M-Box?

Hermanus
Posts: 1648
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:47 pm
Location: Belgium

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by Hermanus » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:53 pm

Firewire?

Here's something which looks promising>> http://www.mackie.com/products/u420d/index.html

Minimal Justice System
Posts: 272
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:53 am
Location: Scotland

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by Minimal Justice System » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:55 pm

I went for the Native Instruments Audio 8... I use it for my DJ setup so I can have the CD's plus laptop with Traktor and Live running. I've never had any issues so far so it gets a big thumbs up from me, only down side is that it's a bit expensive for what you get!!
Live 7, Sony Vaio, limited talent, limited budget, limitless enthusiasm. :D
http://twitter.com/funkydoolah

hennessey
Posts: 57
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:59 am

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by hennessey » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:58 pm

+1 NI Audio Kontrol. I was hesitant because it's USB, but it has been solid.

Tone Deft
Posts: 23797
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:19 pm
Location: SF, CA

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by Tone Deft » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:58 pm

there's nothing wrong with USB.
"Obsession is a great substitute for talent." - Steve Martin on learning the banjo

Dell Inspiron 15 7000, Live 10.1, Win10 Home, Edirol UA101, APC40, Remote SL, SPD-SX, mic, POD500HDX, JX305, Nova
soundcloud.com/tone-deft

soundwave
Posts: 113
Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:47 pm

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by soundwave » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:12 pm

Tone Deft wrote:there's nothing wrong with USB.
+1 on that, i had more problems with M-audio firewire solo, then anything. Had to get a TI chip FW PCI card, (the generic one was bad,scratchy, cutting out,etc) now i own NI's Audio kontrol 1- :D
Familiarity Breeds Contempt

Minimal Justice System
Posts: 272
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:53 am
Location: Scotland

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by Minimal Justice System » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:32 pm

Firewire is good if you own a mac, if you're running windows it's 6 or 2x3 for USB or Firewire. I often use a USB soundcard for mixing at parties and have never had any issues.
Live 7, Sony Vaio, limited talent, limited budget, limitless enthusiasm. :D
http://twitter.com/funkydoolah

kaffein
Posts: 1195
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:52 pm
Location: Houston, Texas
Contact:

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by kaffein » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:16 am


Musashi
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:04 am
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Need a new audio interface.

Post by Musashi » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:14 pm

I also have the Audio Kontrol 1 and give it a thumbs up. Save for some minor oddities I went through with it the first day I got it, it's worked fine ever since.

Post Reply