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Wilska
post Sep 12 2009, 07:32 PM
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Hey guys, i'm looking into getting a "real" audio interface.
Budget is at about 300 Euro, but don't be afraid if you can recommend something really nice a bit above that.

I will be recording my guitar and bass with the interface. I want to be able to do 3 things:
Record straight from my POD X3
Record with a microphone (micing up my amp)
Record with software modellers (ReValver)

I mostly use my PC today, but it would be great with an interface that also supports Mac because I have a macbook aswell.

The most important things ofcourse are audio quality and low low low latency monitoring.
I will be monitoring with just headphones at first but will be buying monitors later.

Any input?


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post Sep 12 2009, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (Wilska @ Sep 12 2009, 08:32 PM) *
Hey guys, i'm looking into getting a "real" audio interface.
Budget is at about 300 Euro, but don't be afraid if you can recommend something really nice a bit above that.

I will be recording my guitar and bass with the interface. I want to be able to do 3 things:
Record straight from my POD X3
Record with a microphone (micing up my amp)
Record with software modellers (ReValver)

I mostly use my PC today, but it would be great with an interface that also supports Mac because I have a macbook aswell.

The most important things ofcourse are audio quality and low low low latency monitoring.
I will be monitoring with just headphones at first but will be buying monitors later.

Any input?

In my honest opinion, Echo Audio is the best soundcards you can find if you don't plan on spending BIG BUCKS! smile.gif

Check out the Echo Audiofire 4
Here's a review: LINK!

E-MU, Steinberg, Edirol etc., also have some good soundcards you can check out! smile.gif
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post Sep 12 2009, 07:51 PM
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Im using a Focusrite Saffire LE - I´m quite happy with it and it got great reviews.
Can be found on the same page as audiopaal pointed out - http://www.gigasonic.com/focusrite-saffire-le.html

Might be worth a look

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Wilska
post Sep 12 2009, 11:38 PM
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Thank you both for the tips, i'll check 'em out!


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R ecording: Blackstar HT-DistX, Line6 Pod X3 Live
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post Sep 13 2009, 01:57 AM
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M-Audio Fasttrack Ultra:



Specs:

24-bit/96kHz professional audio on all I/O simultaneously
high-speed USB 2.0 interface
MX Core™ DSP technology

* digital effects processing with assignable parameters
* flexible channel routing options
* expands DSP mixing interface to 16 x 8

4 preamps with award-winning M-Audio Octane™ technology

* 4 XLR microphone inputs—including 2 XLR/TRS combo jacks for mic or instrument level inputs
* 20dB pad on each preamp
* signal/peak LED indicator lights
* phantom power

6 balanced line inputs
6 balanced analog outputs
2 analog inserts
S/PDIF digital I/O
built-in 1 x 1 MIDI interface
2 independent headphone outputs with individual volume controls
full ASIO 2.0, WDM, MME, and Core Audio support
compatible with most major audio production software*
USB bus power**




- Compatible with Mac, M-Powered hardware (compatible with ProTools DAW).
- has digital input for plugging in the POD (via S/PDIF) - much better then going through POD's D/A converters and again through Fasttrack's A/D ones...


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post Sep 13 2009, 05:48 PM
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Woh that looks like a nice one man, i'll check it out for sure. Thanks a lot for the tip!


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P ickups: SD Blackout, Emg 81/85
A mp: Krank Rev Jr Pro
E ffects: Ibanez Weeping Demon Wah, Digitech Hardwire CM-2, Digitech Hardwire DL-8, MXR Phase 90
R ecording: Blackstar HT-DistX, Line6 Pod X3 Live
P ick: Dunlop Jazz III XL black, Dunlop Ultex Sharp 1.14 and 1.40
S trings: GHS Boomers 10-52, Rotosound 10-46
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