best audio interface for under $300

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best audio interface for under $300

Post by freqn » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:41 am

What's the best audio interface for under $300? I need at least 4 ins and 4 outs. Is there even anything of nice quality for that price range? I am running XP.
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Post by joesapo » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:56 am

Hmm.... [shakes magic 8-ball]

Presonus Firebox.

That will be $2.00 please.

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Post by freqn » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:31 am

hmmm......$2.00? C.O.D or bail-bond?

I'll check it out.
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Post by joesapo » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:32 am

radialson wrote:hmmm......$2.00? C.O.D or bail-bond?

I'll check it out.
Thanks!
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Post by freqn » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:41 am

Sorry, out of luck there.

I checked out the firebox. Looks like what I'm looking for. I am planning on using it with my existing setup(pc) and using it when I transfer to a macbook(hopefully around tax time).

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Post by SUPERBANANBOMB » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:12 am

What about the best interface under $500?
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Post by freqn » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:47 am

I have a limited budget right now ($300), unlike some peeps, but need something now. I don't need much more than something like the firebox due to my very simple set up. When my gear ratio increases in the future, then I will step up to something in line with those needs, but for right now I need a quick and practical solution for my flow. Thanks. :)

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Post by maxbaun » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:57 pm

the m-audio 410 is $300 and it has 4 outs, but i believe it only has 2 ins.

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Post by sqook » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:14 pm

maxbaun wrote:the m-audio 410 is $300 and it has 4 outs, but i believe it only has 2 ins.
Speaking as someone that has owned both the firebox and several defective 410's, I'd have to say to put your money in the presonus camp...

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Post by freqn » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:48 pm

That's not the first negative that I've heard about the 410.

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Post by carbonform » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:51 pm

native intruments has a new audio interface out now, looks pretty cool but im not sure if its what your lookin for. it runs on USB 2 instead of firewire tho---still might wanna check it out since its within your budget.

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:30 pm

radialson wrote:That's not the first negative that I've heard about the 410.
nor it will be the last :wink:
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Post by SubFunk » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:10 pm

joesapo wrote:Hmm.... [shakes magic 8-ball]

Presonus Firebox.

That will be $2.00 please.

:D
i agree for the money, it's a great soundcard.

even it doesn't firewire buspowered start anymore on macbook pros [and i believe on macbooks as well] if this doesn't bother you to alweays use a powersupply, then go for it, it sounds astounding and has enough features for a card under 300 dollar.
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Post by DJ VAKIS » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:20 pm

Presonus firebox here too.I am happy with it.
But look also for the echo audiofire 2
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Post by DJ VAKIS » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:21 pm

SubFunk wrote:
joesapo wrote:Hmm.... [shakes magic 8-ball]

Presonus Firebox.

That will be $2.00 please.

:D
i agree for the money, it's a great soundcard.

even it doesn't firewire buspowered start anymore on macbook pros [and i believe on macbooks as well] if this doesn't bother you to alweays use a powersupply, then go for it, it sounds astounding and has enough features for a card under 300 dollar.
It works with out powersupply on my macbookpro 15"
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http://mix2r.fm/audio/user/221


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