What's your Audio Interface?

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Amanuel
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What's your Audio Interface?

Post by Amanuel » Tue May 20, 2014 8:19 am

I'm looking for a solid AI for under 840 bucks, no recording, only mixing, sampling etc.

Whats your choice?

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by ian_halsall » Tue May 20, 2014 10:49 am

just vsts or are you going to pipe external audio into it?

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by doghouse » Tue May 20, 2014 12:03 pm

For mixing and sampling you only require 2 in and 2 out (unless you plan on doing surround mixes).

$840? Is that your real number or a typo?

Win or Mac?

USB, FW, Thunderbolt?

Bus powered or not?

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by Timbeaux » Tue May 20, 2014 12:09 pm

Behringer UCA 222 (2 Mono In, 2 Mono out)

NI Traktor 2 DJ (1 Stereo in, 1 stereo out)

NI Komplete 6 ( 4 Mono in, 4 mono out)


Amanuel
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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by Amanuel » Tue May 20, 2014 12:24 pm

ian_halsall wrote:just vsts or are you going to pipe external audio into it?
Not sure what you mean, but I will mostly just sample and add bass lines etc, lot's of vocal mixing, loads of reverb etc.
doghouse wrote:For mixing and sampling you only require 2 in and 2 out (unless you plan on doing surround mixes).

$840? Is that your real number or a typo?

Win or Mac?

USB, FW, Thunderbolt?

Bus powered or not?
Windows8 I7 Acer 16 ram laptop.

Usb3 port.

I'm Norwegian, money isn't the same here as in the rest of the world.



Whats the difference between a 100$ interface and a 800$ interface if I won't be usning multiple channels?
Might perform live etc though!

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by booksofbokonon » Tue May 20, 2014 12:33 pm

I've been using the Audient iD22 for the past month. It's converters are super-duper clean! They are the best sub $1000 converters I have heard. Plus it has a several programable monitoring buttons that I never thought I would use and now use all the time. It was an upgrade from a digi002, then before that a presonus firebox, then before that a line6 gearbox. I would say the Audient converters are on par with many of the $1500-2500 range units.


SPL Crimson, UA Apollo Twin, and RME stuff also have solid ad/da converters.

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by ian_halsall » Tue May 20, 2014 2:28 pm

I don't use any external audio - just plugins.

My m-audio audiophile is 2 in 2 out - rock solid low latency - everything I could ever need unless I dj.

$840 is 840 dollars anywhere in the world.

in fact $840 is worth less than 840 dollars in Norway because you have to pay to convert it into the Norwegian Zonk before you can buy anything with it.

For $840 you can get yourself a recording studio these days....

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by Tagor » Tue May 20, 2014 3:41 pm

RME-Multiface II rocks solid since 7 years.
http://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/-/ar ... n=GBase/DE

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by Amanuel » Tue May 20, 2014 3:44 pm

I went with RMI babyface. I was about to buy the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, but went with the babyface because of the extra input/outputs even though I dont need them now, might be good for the future!

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by ian_halsall » Tue May 20, 2014 3:52 pm

Amanuel wrote:I went with RMI babyface. I was about to buy the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, but went with the babyface because of the extra input/outputs even though I dont need them now, might be good for the future!
you could have spent the saving on NI Komplete - but since money is no object just buy that anyway - in fact buy all audio interfaces just in case you need them!

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by clydesdale » Tue May 20, 2014 5:19 pm

Amanuel wrote:I went with RMI babyface. I was about to buy the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, but went with the babyface because of the extra input/outputs even though I dont need them now, might be good for the future!
Good choice. Watch the youtube tutorials on how to use TotalMix and you'll learn it in no time.
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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by UltimateOutsider » Tue May 20, 2014 9:40 pm

Amanuel wrote:I went with RMI babyface. I was about to buy the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, but went with the babyface because of the extra input/outputs even though I dont need them now, might be good for the future!
Haha, you dodged a bullet there, and didn't even realize it.

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by kb420 » Tue May 20, 2014 11:11 pm

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Re: What's your Audio Interface?

Post by musikmachine » Tue May 20, 2014 11:30 pm

UltimateOutsider wrote:
Amanuel wrote:I went with RMI babyface. I was about to buy the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, but went with the babyface because of the extra input/outputs even though I dont need them now, might be good for the future!
Haha, you dodged a bullet there, and didn't even realize it.
Why, what's the problem with it?

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