Recommend me an Audio Interface

Discussion in 'Production' started by mental marv, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. mental marv

    mental marv New Member

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    Alright folks..

    Im looking to buy an audio interface, i dont really want to be spending more than £150 (could maybe stretch an extra £20 if it makes a big difference)...

    I have the option for either Firewire or USB as using an Imac, id mainly be using it for hooking up a mic and recording instruments and voice etc so a decent pre amp would be good...

    Would certainly not be adverse to buying second hand and have been looking on ebay at the Digidesign Mbox (1st edition i think)...

    Midi capabilities are not really that important at the moment but would be better to get as much as i can feature wise without compromising on quality....

    Any suggestions or recommendations greatly appreciated...

    Thanks in advance..

    Marv
     
  2. RedRavenRuler

    RedRavenRuler boom baby

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    Focusrite Saffire 6 ... it's $200 in American currency so it'd be more like 130 pounds roughly... I don't personally own it but I've heard a lot of good things about it... I have the Lexicon Omega which is in the same price range but if I had done more research first I prob woulda went for the focus rite as the pre amps are better (to my understanding at least).
     
  3. mental marv

    mental marv New Member

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    Cool thanks mate... Ive heard good things about Focusrite stuff, so will certainly check out some reviews.. And not too badly priced as well..

    Thanks
     
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    RedRavenRuler boom baby

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    No worries man =)
     
  5. johnnyj

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    I have the Saffire 6 and it's a brilliant little interface plus the preamps are quality..

    I'm going to shift to a Motu 828 soon because the Saffire 6 is just 48khz but it should be good enough for your needs.
     
  6. jameshk

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    You're on a mac. Definately get an apogee duet, I purchased one and havn't looked back since!