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post Feb 26 2010, 10:50 PM
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Hi. I'm interested in recording some tracks on to my computer (which is a PC - windows XP) and I have decided I need an audio interface...probably USB. But which one? Please help because I can't find may reliable reviews...I've read though that the 2 biggest sellers...M-Audio and another one...tend to suck...can anybody help me out please?

My budget is around £120-£150 (which pretty much gets you as far as about $190 - $220)
I play alot of acoustic and slightly distored guitar.
I would like it to be USB powered and probably USB 2.0 connectivity (but having said that I dont really know the difference between USB 1.0 and firewire audiointerfaces i have seen) (I don't want to have to install a sound card, however)
I would like it to have preferably at least 2 1/4" inputs.
I would like it to record good quality.
And I would like it to be compatible with my PC.

Thank you very much in advance. Hope you can help.

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post Feb 26 2010, 11:28 PM
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In that price range I will say as I always says: EMU 04/04, the best preamps in this category imo.



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post Feb 27 2010, 01:42 AM
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I can recommend POD Studio UX1 (or UX2) as they offer great value for the money. Its a really easy to use and nice sounding USB interface. You also get software amp/cab modeling and some extras...Depending on your needs, if its for home demo making recording etc use then I strongly recommend it...

But if you want to record something more professional then you will need an EMU or M-Audio interface with some extra gear (Mic preamp, headphones amp etc etc)...

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post Feb 28 2010, 05:55 PM
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Staffy is right, EMU0404USB has the best price/performance ratio. Great preamps, good converters, good chip, and great software bundle as well.

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post Mar 9 2010, 07:25 PM
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I use the Presonus far so good! it's got great preamps, phantom power, 2 ins, 2 outs, midi

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post Mar 11 2010, 02:58 AM
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I also have EMU 0404 but PCI. My one has patchmix software which doesn't come with USB one. I can't imagine my recording without that software. However I would recomend USB for many other reasons. It's mobile, it has hi-z input (you don't need a preamp), you can use on laptop etc...

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