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Frederik
post Dec 13 2011, 08:57 PM
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Need an Audio interface for guitar recording mainly.
What do you suggest? I think my budget is about 200 dollars

i've got a mac book pro
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post Dec 13 2011, 09:15 PM
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2 years ago I bought a M-Audio MobilePre USB. 2 inputs for guitar/bass (you can record 2 instruments at the same time), 2 phantom powered inputs for mics, no latency with asio driver. I paid for it about 200 euros.
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post Dec 13 2011, 10:13 PM
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sounds awesome, my best shot so far within my budget is also m-audio. Can u get asio driver for mac?
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post Dec 13 2011, 11:30 PM
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Here are couple of suggestions from Thomann.de, all great examples bellow 200e:

http://www.thomann.de/de/m_audio_fast_track_prosc600.htm

http://www.thomann.de/de/focusrite_saffire_6_usb.htm

http://www.thomann.de/de/tascam_us_600.htm


Personally I would strongly recommend Focusrite because of the quality of the preamps, or M-Audio, if you would like that microphone too.


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post Dec 14 2011, 12:38 AM
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Consider the M Box as well if you are on a Mac, a very pro solution


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post Dec 14 2011, 08:15 AM
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Ivan's options are really good and also Daniel's one. Maybe something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AVID-MBOX-MINI-ACA...#ht_4045wt_1270


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post Dec 14 2011, 12:52 PM
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Awesome guys!

Is it important to have USB 2.0? the only one within my budget that has that is the tascam
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post Dec 14 2011, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Dec 14 2011, 12:38 AM) *
Consider the M Box as well if you are on a Mac, a very pro solution


Yeah, def. consider the Mbox series smile.gif


QUOTE (Frederik @ Dec 14 2011, 12:52 PM) *
Is it important to have USB 2.0? the only one within my budget that has that is the tascam
You are on a mac, go for FW if you can smile.gif

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post Dec 14 2011, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (Frederik @ Dec 14 2011, 12:52 PM) *
Awesome guys!

Is it important to have USB 2.0? the only one within my budget that has that is the tascam


All these interfaces work on USB 2.0


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post Dec 14 2011, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE (Frederik @ Dec 13 2011, 02:57 PM) *
Need an Audio interface for guitar recording mainly.
What do you suggest? I think my budget is about 200 dollars

i've got a mac book pro


The responses have laid out some great choices. Ivan has NAILED many of the best bets and the MBOX is a great choice as well. Here is a link to a full guide on THOMANN.DE about audio interfaces.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/onlineexpert_105.html

USB 2.0 is important. USB 1.1 has very limited bandwidth. It's not a deal killer for you probably but go 2.0 if at all possible.
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IF budget is an issue, take a look at the TASCAM US-800 ( 8 inputs USB 2.0) which goes for about $100 U.S.

IF you can swing it, I can personally suggest the Tascam M164 UF (my personal unit choice) which is a full mixing board with FX and USB connection. I've recored four live mic inputs at a time with no issues and it works for live stuff as it's a full mixer. But it's more expensive so maybe for later.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/tascam_m164_uf.htm
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post Dec 15 2011, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the input guys smile.gif helped a lot, i found a good offer on m audio fast track pro after searching Todds thomann link.
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post Dec 15 2011, 05:03 PM
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Yes, Fast Track Pro is a great choice. Good luck with the purchase and let us know how it went! smile.gif


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post Dec 15 2011, 10:23 PM
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Thanks, im sure it'll serve me well. And being new in this area if have no means of comparison
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