Audio interface

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  1. Dj Dirty Pimp

    Dj Dirty Pimp Active Member

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    Hey,

    Just wondering what a good budget audio interface is from your guys experience?

    I'm considering the focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

    Cheers!
     
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    MisterApe 8bit junkie

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    The 2i2 is pretty nice, has a great preamp aswell.
     
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    Dj Dirty Pimp Active Member

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    Cheers mate! bit of a nooby question but the 2i2 has enough ports for me to run my monitors and a midi keyboard? til i actually own one and can see it for myself i struggle to understand what goes where haha

    cheers :)
     
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    2i2 is just an audio interface, no midi. You can run your monitors and a set of headphones (seperate volume controls) and it has 2 inputs (instrument or mic). Very simple, but solid build and works well with my lappy.
     
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    A cheers mate, I really need something that I can hook a keyboard up to, dayym. Back to square one haha it feels like I know nothing ATM. I'm sure it will be logical to me soon!
     
  6. Interruptor

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    2i2 should be all good. If you need MIDI you can also hook up a separate USB to MIDI box, those aren't too expensive.
     
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    A scarlett 2i4 might be a better bet then, honestly.
     
  8. Dj Dirty Pimp

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    Ahh cheers. Is that common for people to use a midi to USB adapter straight into the computer then?
    If that'll work drama free I'd rather do that and get the 2i2 to save a few quid! If not I'll have to lump it and grab a 2i4. Cheers!
     
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    what keyboard do you have? it probably already is usb compatible
     
  10. Dj Dirty Pimp

    Dj Dirty Pimp Active Member

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    Haven't bought one yet haha probably my next thread. This is all a major upgrade for me! I've been looking on forums like gearslutz etc but I get better solid advice here tbh!

    I'll be sure to look out for a Keyboard with USB which would solve my problems! Cheers
     
  11. Interruptor

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    Primarily buying an interface with midi I/O or more easy, buying a controller with USB does the job, you mostly only need midi to control hardware synths, anyways. I've seen a few guys use a separate midi to usb adapter in their setups, when they wouldnt want to change the soundcard and had to control a few synths or so.