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I am looking into getting a new interface, it comes with presonus(lite).
Does any one use this or have any thoughts ? Thanks
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Aug 22 2013, 09:01 PM) *
I am looking into getting a new interface, it comes with presonus(lite).
Does any one use this or have any thoughts ? Thanks


Wait, are you talking about their audio interfaces (such as AudioBox), or Studio One? I'm a massive user of Studio One, but I'm not sure what you mean by your question ohmy.gif


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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Aug 22 2013, 12:06 PM) *
Wait, are you talking about their audio interfaces (such as AudioBox), or Studio One? I'm a massive user of Studio One, but I'm not sure what you mean by your question ohmy.gif

yes the audiobox interface with the prsonus recording package
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Well, I can't speak for their audio interfaces as I dot own one, but as for the DAW, it is really great for home production, the sounds included are great, and its a very flexible and robust program, and at the same time a great workflow smile.gif


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I can speak for the audio interfaces. Good choice. Honest relation between price and quality.


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As you may have read me banging on about before, AVOID USB 1.0 INTERFACES smile.gif If at all possible. Still, even at usb 1.1, this is still a plenty good interface if budget and such are key concerns. And let's face it, when isn't budget a concern? I had to wait a YEAR AND A HALF to save up enough money to buy my current interface and then they stopped making drivers for it sad.gif Such is life eh?

Anyhoo, if the price works, I'd say get this one. Bit more money but no latency!!!

http://www.presonus.com/products/AudioBox-22VSL

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I am looking into getting a new interface, it comes with presonus(lite).
Does any one use this or have any thoughts ? Thanks



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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 22 2013, 11:11 AM) *
As you may have read me banging on about before, AVOID USB 1.0 INTERFACES smile.gif If at all possible. Still, even at usb 1.1, this is still a plenty good interface if budget and such are key concerns. And let's face it, when isn't budget a concern? I had to wait a YEAR AND A HALF to save up enough money to buy my current interface and then they stopped making drivers for it sad.gif Such is life eh?

Anyhoo, if the price works, I'd say get this one. Bit more money but no latency!!!

http://www.presonus.com/products/AudioBox-22VSL

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Would it be worth the upgrade from the 1.1 to the 2.0 version? I currently have the 1.1 myself.


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yes, it's a very good interface. I could also add M-audio Fast Track and Lexicon as other options that are good.


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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Aug 23 2013, 01:18 AM) *
Would it be worth the upgrade from the 1.1 to the 2.0 version? I currently have the 1.1 myself.


I'd say if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Are you currently happy with the AudioBox.

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yes, it's a very good interface. I could also add M-audio Fast Track and Lexicon as other options that are good.


I can speak for the Fast Track. It's an amazing little unit smile.gif

OP, make sure you don't get confused the AudioBox USB with the AudioBox VSL. While the former is USB 1, the other is USB 2. They look more or less identical.


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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Aug 22 2013, 04:18 PM) *
Would it be worth the upgrade from the 1.1 to the 2.0 version? I currently have the 1.1 myself.


YOnly if you need the extra bandwidth. USB 1.1 is generally ok unless you're simulatneous recording and playing back at or above 96kHz and/or using a lot of simultaneous channels. (There is no reason to be oversampling above 96kHz, and arguably 96 is overkill.)

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Great Question!! To be honest, this really depends on how the usb 1 interface works for you. If you don't notice tons of lag/latency, then the upgrade will not impress you that much. I was more talking about spending the extra few bux at the outset. THat said, having a backup unit is always a good idea and the upgraded unit has nicer bits inside so it sounds a bit better. I'd say it's a "would be nice" upgrade.

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Would it be worth the upgrade from the 1.1 to the 2.0 version? I currently have the 1.1 myself.



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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 24 2013, 12:11 AM) *
Great Question!! To be honest, this really depends on how the usb 1 interface works for you. If you don't notice tons of lag/latency, then the upgrade will not impress you that much. I was more talking about spending the extra few bux at the outset. THat said, having a backup unit is always a good idea and the upgraded unit has nicer bits inside so it sounds a bit better. I'd say it's a "would be nice" upgrade.

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One other possible reason is that some USB 1.1s aren't implemented particularly well and so the audio is limited to 16 bit at 44.1. If it can do 24 bit etc it should be ok.


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If the price difference is going to keep you from having an interface, get the cheap one. But if you can swing the extra 30 bux or what not, I"d say get the upgrade. But as for spacemoonkey, unless your interface is not working for you, I"m not sure upgrading is the best use of resources. If you are thinking about going to pony up for the usb 2.0 version, I'd say take a hard look at the FOCUSRITE 2i2 unit.

For the same $150 you can get this little guy and he's pretty spiff. It sports those magic numbers toni was talking about 24/96 and has zero latency monitoring, built like a tank, good preamp/dac, (e.g. good bits inside) and is a new design worth looking at. Not to knock the presonus box, it's a fine box. For the same money I'd lean to the new focusrite unit but that's just me smile.gif

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/f...audio-interface

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High Quality Mic Preamps
Scarlett 2i2 features two high quality award-winning Focusrite mic pres. With more than 25 years of experience in designing analogue equipment, Focusrite produce the best mic preamps in the industry. The preamps found in the Scarlett 2i2 are no exception to this, and share the same design as those found in our flagship interfaces: Saffire PRO 40 and Liquid Saffire 56.

Excellent Digital Performance
With 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96 KHz, the digital conversion in the Scarlett 2i2 is of very high quality meaning that every note and every subtle detail is captured with great clarity.

Rugged Metal Unibody Case
The anodized aluminum uni-body chassis ensures that your Scarlett 2i2 can withstand the harsh environment of the road. It also makes Scarlett 2i2 the most beautiful interface around.

Truly Portable Interface
Scarlett 2i2 is very light and compact making it easy to fit in a laptop bag. It’s also bus powered meaning that you don’t need an additional power supply. Simply plug in to your computer and hit record!

Included Software – DAW and Effects
Inside the box you’ll find Ableton Live Lite 8, as well as Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite. Compatible with all major DAWs, Scarlett plug-in suite provides EQ, compression, gate, and reverb – essential tools for polishing your mix.

Unique LED Gain Halos
The gain halos that surround the gain knob for each input provide an easy way to know that the signal you’re recording is the right level. It will show green when the signal is at a good level (above -24dBFS). If it turns to red, you know that the signal is too loud and is therefore clipping – if this happens, simply reduce the gain until the halo returns to green.

Direct Monitor Function
Flick the direct monitor switch on the front panel of your 2i2 and you will hear what you’re recording through your speakers or headphones, without the signal having to go through your computer. This avoids the possibility of latency, which can be distracting when recording.

Mac OSX Lion Ready
Scarlett 2i2 has been fully tested with Mac OSX 10.7, Lion. So you can rest assured that your brand new Mac and Scarlett 2i2 will run together perfectly.
Features
Two high-quality, award-winning Focusrite mic pres
Very high-quality 24-bit/96kHz conversion means that every note and subtle detail are captured with great clarity.
Rugged metal uni-body case
Truly portable thanks to a very light, compact form that fits easily in a laptop bag and USB power
Includes Ableton Live Lite 8 and the Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite, which provides EQ, compression, gate, and reverb
Unique halo LED gain/clipping indicators
Zero-latency direct hardware monitoring
Mac OSX Lion ready

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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Aug 24 2013, 07:25 AM) *
One other possible reason is that some USB 1.1s aren't implemented particularly well and so the audio is limited to 16 bit at 44.1. If it can do 24 bit etc it should be ok.


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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 24 2013, 12:11 PM) *
If the price difference is going to keep you from having an interface, get the cheap one. But if you can swing the extra 30 bux or what not, I"d say get the upgrade. But as for spacemoonkey, unless your interface is not working for you, I"m not sure upgrading is the best use of resources. If you are thinking about going to pony up for the usb 2.0 version, I'd say take a hard look at the FOCUSRITE 2i2 unit.

For the same $150 you can get this little guy and he's pretty spiff. It sports those magic numbers toni was talking about 24/96 and has zero latency monitoring, built like a tank, good preamp/dac, (e.g. good bits inside) and is a new design worth looking at. Not to knock the presonus box, it's a fine box. For the same money I'd lean to the new focusrite unit but that's just me smile.gif

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/f...audio-interface

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FEATURES LIST


High Quality Mic Preamps
Scarlett 2i2 features two high quality award-winning Focusrite mic pres. With more than 25 years of experience in designing analogue equipment, Focusrite produce the best mic preamps in the industry. The preamps found in the Scarlett 2i2 are no exception to this, and share the same design as those found in our flagship interfaces: Saffire PRO 40 and Liquid Saffire 56.

Excellent Digital Performance
With 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96 KHz, the digital conversion in the Scarlett 2i2 is of very high quality meaning that every note and every subtle detail is captured with great clarity.

Rugged Metal Unibody Case
The anodized aluminum uni-body chassis ensures that your Scarlett 2i2 can withstand the harsh environment of the road. It also makes Scarlett 2i2 the most beautiful interface around.

Truly Portable Interface
Scarlett 2i2 is very light and compact making it easy to fit in a laptop bag. It’s also bus powered meaning that you don’t need an additional power supply. Simply plug in to your computer and hit record!

Included Software – DAW and Effects
Inside the box you’ll find Ableton Live Lite 8, as well as Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite. Compatible with all major DAWs, Scarlett plug-in suite provides EQ, compression, gate, and reverb – essential tools for polishing your mix.

Unique LED Gain Halos
The gain halos that surround the gain knob for each input provide an easy way to know that the signal you’re recording is the right level. It will show green when the signal is at a good level (above -24dBFS). If it turns to red, you know that the signal is too loud and is therefore clipping – if this happens, simply reduce the gain until the halo returns to green.

Direct Monitor Function
Flick the direct monitor switch on the front panel of your 2i2 and you will hear what you’re recording through your speakers or headphones, without the signal having to go through your computer. This avoids the possibility of latency, which can be distracting when recording.

Mac OSX Lion Ready
Scarlett 2i2 has been fully tested with Mac OSX 10.7, Lion. So you can rest assured that your brand new Mac and Scarlett 2i2 will run together perfectly.
Features
Two high-quality, award-winning Focusrite mic pres
Very high-quality 24-bit/96kHz conversion means that every note and subtle detail are captured with great clarity.
Rugged metal uni-body case
Truly portable thanks to a very light, compact form that fits easily in a laptop bag and USB power
Includes Ableton Live Lite 8 and the Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite, which provides EQ, compression, gate, and reverb
Unique halo LED gain/clipping indicators
Zero-latency direct hardware monitoring
Mac OSX Lion ready

Todd


I would buy this one just because of how it looks. It's lovely. biggrin.gif


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The only dislike I have with the audiobox, is the headphone jack is in the rear. Just seems odd I have to pull it out a bit just to connect it in. I have no issues with mine anymore. Thanks to the newer drivers, it's been doing great. Just didn't know if 2.0 is really that big of a deal since I just record a few tracks if not just a backing and solo over it.


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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Aug 24 2013, 04:20 PM) *
The only dislike I have with the audiobox, is the headphone jack is in the rear. Just seems odd I have to pull it out a bit just to connect it in. I have no issues with mine anymore. Thanks to the newer drivers, it's been doing great. Just didn't know if 2.0 is really that big of a deal since I just record a few tracks if not just a backing and solo over it.



I have similar situation with my Inspire 1394 but I never pull out the headphones. Those and the Monitors are plugged directly to the main out of the interface but there is one more out which I use for signal distributor - it works for all hi-fi class additional speakers. It has it's own headphones out but i use it for cheap headphones mix test smile.gif From all the things that can be messed in the sound card the placement of headphones out is probably the less important smile.gif)))


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As we have been saying earlier, "if it aint broke....." smile.gif

QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Aug 24 2013, 12:20 PM) *
The only dislike I have with the audiobox, is the headphone jack is in the rear. Just seems odd I have to pull it out a bit just to connect it in. I have no issues with mine anymore. Thanks to the newer drivers, it's been doing great. Just didn't know if 2.0 is really that big of a deal since I just record a few tracks if not just a backing and solo over it.



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