Usb Audio Interface

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  1. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Alright,

    I'm looking for a USB audio interface, because my laptop only has a mono microphone input.

    It will be mainly to record vocals and guitar, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.

    I'm probably looking for a mid price range one, around 80-100 quid

    Cheers
     
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  2. Fratanize

    Fratanize Keepin the jungle alive

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    i got an alesis io2. has a phantom mode for mic inputs 95quid. works well.
     
  3. Mattix

    Mattix Sub Focus anyone?

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  4. Reference

    Reference fair shout.

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  5. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Refernce, I ain't buying line 6 again, I used to have a guitar pod a while back, and it broke after about a week, and they refused my garuntee

    Matix, i use that interface at college and its does the job great. So i may look into some M-audio ones

    I've been doing a bit of research and narrowed it down to the Alesis Io2 and the Tascam US122L, both about the same price, and similar features.
     
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  6. Reference

    Reference fair shout.

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    ooh i didn't know about the reputation, what wankers :mad: just knew that my freind had one, and said it was good.
     
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  7. LineOne

    LineOne The Cubase Man

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    m-audio do some really good shit. its good quality and its all solid-feeling sturdy gear lol.
     
  8. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    yeah i agree, i've got an M-audio axiom keyboard, and its a lot better than anything else I could find for the price
     
  9. LineOne

    LineOne The Cubase Man

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    wat u got m8? i got the 49 and i would neva luk at another keyboard/conroller ever. Its amazing and so easy to set up and use. They look proper fucking sleek aswell.
     
  10. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    I'll beat that with the 61 :lol: 5 octaves of pure quality

    it is sick espcially loop trigger pads and sliders, i was thinking of getting a seperate midi controller for faders and rotarys, but with the axiom it does the job perfectly
     
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    LineOne The Cubase Man

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    ah ha but im guessing u go a bigger studio then mine lol. Also on mine i got a sick little button that u can change up or down and it sais "octave" :p

    Weve both actually got about 7-8 octaves i think it is. even tho our keyboards are different sizes lol.

    Also yeah if u set the axiom up right then you wouldnt need a seperate midi controller as you have enuf different banks to assign your shit too.

    Have u got the enigma software for urs bruv? also thiers a reason control surface out for it now. i think its kinda new neway??
     
  12. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    nah, there was only a tenner difference between them when I bought it, so now i've had to move everything to make space for it, well worth it though

    Never heard of it, i'll google it, but I use reason and you just select a slider or rotary on the screen and then say which controller you want to assign it to and it works like a dream
     
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    Cheers for the recomendation Frantanize.

    Just opened my Alesis io2, brand new for 85 quid, really simple to use and great sound quality, looks pretty smart as well. Already recording some mixes and got the next week lined up recording vocals with my mates who mc & sing.