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Grappadura
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cheap external audio interface for mac

Post by Grappadura » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:56 am

Hi Guys, seeking your help once more...

Im looking for an external audio interface for mac. All it needs to have is 2 separate outputs for djing, and it should be cheap.

thx!

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Post by skullNbones » Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:48 pm

i like my Edirol FA-66. simple, cheap, no drivers needed for Mac, bus-powered. it doesn't have a software mixer, but that doesn't bother me.
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Post by duluxdog » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:17 pm

I have a PreSonus Firebox. Firewire recording, no drivers necessary on Mac. It works flawlessly and it's a good sturdy design. No latency problem at all.

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Post by Grappadura » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:25 pm

thx guys. been looking around and the m-audio audiophile 2496 doesnt look bad for the price.

EDIT: Hm the presonus looks very nice and is not completely over the top priceways.

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Post by boraxx » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:34 pm

i use my zoom h4 as an audio interface and its fantastic. much better than that piece of shit firewire 410 i still have lying around.

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Post by robbmasters » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:35 pm

Echo Audiofire 2 does the job for me...
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Post by chrisedmo » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:47 pm

duluxdog wrote:I have a PreSonus Firebox. Firewire recording, no drivers necessary on Mac. It works flawlessly and it's a good sturdy design. No latency problem at all.
+1 i use a firebox - its great!!
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Post by muthafunka » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:27 am

NI Audio Kontrol 1 working handsomely for portable jobs here. Macbookpro 2.4 10.4.11

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Post by SubFunk » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:13 pm

chrisedmo wrote:
duluxdog wrote:I have a PreSonus Firebox. Firewire recording, no drivers necessary on Mac. It works flawlessly and it's a good sturdy design. No latency problem at all.
+1 i use a firebox - its great!!
i give a +1 for the firebox as well,

only drawback is that since the MB/MBP core2duos
change of the firewire port design it want start up via firewire anymore... once it started up, using the PSU (or using a self made battery pack) it will run on the firewire port only...

it's a bit annoying, otherwise the card is probably the best choice for the money you pay.
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