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MacBook Pro Lion OS X 10.7 Good Interface? Shopping (Advice Needed)

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by mhiof, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. mhiof

    mhiof Active Member

    I recently purchased a MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7 and am looking for a good interface to use with it.
    I will most likely be using garageband or cubase as my DAW.
    I only need one channel or 2 because I'm only using it for basic stuff. (No crazy multitrack recording)
    I record everything one at a time, Im looking for something quick with no latency. Most my recordings are between 10 and 20 tracks.
    My budget is about $100.
    How much better is firewire then usb / usb 2.0?
    I was looking at the Steinberg CI1 but i didn't know how good it was.
    I used to have a fire pod but it broke when i was using it on my pc. I hear prosonus products are horrible about updating drivers.
    Im finding it hard to find something that supports Lion without breaking the bank.
    What would you recommend to me?
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    It's difficult to reconcile "good interface" with "about $100".

    If you can get round the Lion driver issue (by using Soundflower or some other method), I would look on Ebay for an original Digidesign Mbox (NOT the Mbox 2 or Mbox 3). The original Mbox is USB connected and has Focusrite pre-amps, which in themselves are worth the $50 - $90 that they go for.
  3. mhiof

    mhiof Active Member

    Thanks, how do you think tascman interfaces are? I see one USB one for 100new
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You can do better than the Tascam units, even for $100.

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