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Marfol
post Apr 1 2012, 03:31 PM
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Hey GMC,

currently I am thinking about a new USB audio interface since my old one was really cheap and I am not able to create a decent sound with it. Does anyone have a good suggestion/experience with this? My budget is ~ 200€ (270 US$).
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post Apr 1 2012, 03:42 PM
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Hallo,
i am looking forward too, to an usb audio interface smile.gif for iMac especially.

Apogee Line 6 Tascam ESI M -Audio there are so many of them what is good for private use and lasts a long time?

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post Apr 1 2012, 04:32 PM
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I have a toneport ( line 6 ux2 ) you can get it for about 150 dollars I think.


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post Apr 1 2012, 05:22 PM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Apr 1 2012, 05:32 PM) *
I have a toneport ( line 6 ux2 ) you can get it for about 150 dollars I think.


Hi snackajacks,

do you use it on windows or OSX ?


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post Apr 1 2012, 07:57 PM
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post Apr 1 2012, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (derper @ Apr 1 2012, 06:57 PM) *
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Too much over my budget... but looks nice.
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post Apr 1 2012, 10:49 PM
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I got mine w/full warranty on ebay for $270 USD.
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post Apr 1 2012, 11:06 PM
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I bought a PreSonus AudioBox USB, I've had no complaints with it. It costs around $150 USD it works on both Mac and PC, I can vouch for that as I have ran it on both before.


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post Apr 2 2012, 06:40 AM
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There are lots of options around that range. The PRESONUS has a nice sound to it, as well as the apogee. If possible, try a few in this price range before making a decision. The line 6 stuff is a good value for money, but the preamp in it is not quite as nice as Apogee. This topic comes up quite often so a quick search of the forum should yield tons of results. As for recording in general...

GETTING STARTED WITH HOME RECORDING?

Here are a couple of links that will hopefully help wink.gif here is my thread on FREE software for home recording. In the home setting, getting your guitar signal in to the computer is the crucial bit. You can get really good results using plugins/emulation etc. OF course, using nice microphones on really nice amps in a great room will be better. But until you work all that out, here's a place to start for free using software.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=36238

Better yet, here is TONY MIROS collection of recording classes. A series of great posts on nearly every aspect of recording. These go beyond home recording but all of it is great info.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...hp?showforum=74

Finally, here is the RECORDING section of the wiki with some amazing resources and info!

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Recording

There are tons of great resources in our WIKI. Fran does a great job with it!

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QUOTE (Dieterle @ Apr 1 2012, 10:42 AM) *
Hallo,
i am looking forward too, to an usb audio interface smile.gif for iMac especially.

Apogee Line 6 Tascam ESI M -Audio there are so many of them what is good for private use and lasts a long time?

ohmy.gif



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post Apr 2 2012, 01:56 PM
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Thanks a lot Todd !

I will check this links and will go next week to city to try out some interfaces ,so far its possible . By now i sight Apogee stuff but will take some time to make a decision .











QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 2 2012, 07:40 AM) *
There are lots of options around that range. The PRESONUS has a nice sound to it, as well as the apogee. If possible, try a few in this price range before making a decision. The line 6 stuff is a good value for money, but the preamp in it is not quite as nice as Apogee. This topic comes up quite often so a quick search of the forum should yield tons of results. As for recording in general...

GETTING STARTED WITH HOME RECORDING?

Here are a couple of links that will hopefully help wink.gif here is my thread on FREE software for home recording. In the home setting, getting your guitar signal in to the computer is the crucial bit. You can get really good results using plugins/emulation etc. OF course, using nice microphones on really nice amps in a great room will be better. But until you work all that out, here's a place to start for free using software.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=36238

Better yet, here is TONY MIROS collection of recording classes. A series of great posts on nearly every aspect of recording. These go beyond home recording but all of it is great info.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...hp?showforum=74

Finally, here is the RECORDING section of the wiki with some amazing resources and info!

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Recording

There are tons of great resources in our WIKI. Fran does a great job with it!

Todd



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post Apr 3 2012, 06:01 PM
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Unless you're recording a band, you don't need more than a few inputs for convenience ~ my Presonus burned out earlier in the month and I did a lot of research looking for a replacement and I almost bought this one.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlett2i2
(their website: http://www.focusrite.com/products/audio_interfaces)

I opted for the emu 0404 pcie instead, but only because I didn't need a microphone pre-amp and I wanted something with good thru-put (faster than USB/Firewire) since my computer is old and processor power occasionally caused drop-outs. It works like charm. Both have a good routing interface



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post Apr 4 2012, 01:32 AM
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Some great points! The scarlett is a great little box. A pretty new model tool

The emu is great if you are using a tower. If you are using a laptop, not the first choice as their
are no slots to fit the card in. So laptop or tower and the speed of your computer come in to play.

USB interfaces lean a bit more on the cpu as do firewire interfaces. But on a newish computer, usb/firewire
is usually just fine.

Todd

QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Apr 3 2012, 01:01 PM) *
Unless you're recording a band, you don't need more than a few inputs for convenience ~ my Presonus burned out earlier in the month and I did a lot of research looking for a replacement and I almost bought this one.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlett2i2
(their website: http://www.focusrite.com/products/audio_interfaces)

I opted for the emu 0404 pcie instead, but only because I didn't need a microphone pre-amp and I wanted something with good thru-put (faster than USB/Firewire) since my computer is old and processor power occasionally caused drop-outs. It works like charm. Both have a good routing interface



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post Apr 5 2012, 04:04 PM
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I finally bought Zoom G3 and it works good on iMac and in front of my Fender hot rod deluxe.

With mac i use Garageband and there the clean combo the rest i do with zoom settings sounds good to me.

I tested a few recordings over Garageband . To get the real video into my clip will be the next experience to me ohmy.gif





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post Apr 5 2012, 07:26 PM
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After having tried various usb interfaces I finally found the apogee one and I am really satisfied with it. It's not that cheap but it is really worth the price, the quality is really very good and it comes with an internal microphone, too. I use it on my MacBook Pro, normally with GarageBand.
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Zoom G3 is a good idea as it can be a live pedal board, as well as a recording interface. Handy! smile.gif I use Garage band as well. It's very useful. You can create a new track with "live Instrument" instead of creating "Guitar" and it will bypass the ampifier emulation in Garage band. But you can do it either way really. Whatever sounds best.

Garage band comes with lots of great fx and loops. It's incredible how much is built in to it for an app the costs so little.

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QUOTE (Dieterle @ Apr 5 2012, 11:04 AM) *
I finally bought Zoom G3 and it works good on iMac and in front of my Fender hot rod deluxe.

With mac i use Garageband and there the clean combo the rest i do with zoom settings sounds good to me.

I tested a few recordings over Garageband . To get the real video into my clip will be the next experience to me ohmy.gif






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post Apr 9 2012, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 3 2012, 07:32 PM) *
Some great points! The scarlett is a great little box. A pretty new model tool

The emu is great if you are using a tower. If you are using a laptop, not the first choice as their
are no slots to fit the card in. So laptop or tower and the speed of your computer come in to play.

USB interfaces lean a bit more on the cpu as do firewire interfaces. But on a newish computer, usb/firewire
is usually just fine.

Todd



I just bought the Scarlett 8i6, I like it, but I don't know how after recording in Reaper to put effects on my tracks. I record with distortion, but it comes out sounding all clear. I use Guitar Rig for the distortion.


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QUOTE (DarkWaveRiffer @ Apr 9 2012, 03:26 PM) *
I just bought the Scarlett 8i6, I like it, but I don't know how after recording in Reaper to put effects on my tracks. I record with distortion, but it comes out sounding all clear. I use Guitar Rig for the distortion.


Todd! Help needed in aisle 4! smile.gif

The AI sends whatever signal it receives directly to your DAW. Because you're not using a pre-amp, it will record the clean signal from your guitar. To apply the distortion, you have to add guitar rig to your recorded track, and that plugin will apply the effect to the output of your track (it will not change the audio file that was recorded).

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Thanks SirJams, just what I needed!


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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Apr 9 2012, 06:37 PM) *
Todd! Help needed in aisle 4! smile.gif

The AI sends whatever signal it receives directly to your DAW. Because you're not using a pre-amp, it will record the clean signal from your guitar. To apply the distortion, you have to add guitar rig to your recorded track, and that plugin will apply the effect to the output of your track (it will not change the audio file that was recorded).

does this help?



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