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Please help choosing an audio interface.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by AndreyKL, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. AndreyKL

    AndreyKL Guest

    Hi there.
    I need an audio interface, 4 channels out, not really important how many inputs.
    Right now, we've got a lot of backing tracks playing along with us and we use the simplest setup. Left channel - synths, right channel - click for the drummer. The left channel goes straight to the mixing console, the right goes to a drummers small mixer. The only problem with that, is that the synth can be used only in mono. And they sound like total crap when in mono.
    So i'm thinking about buying some cheap, but reliable 4 channel interface exclusively for this purpose.
    Any suggestions?
  2. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    Hi Andrey,

    There are many many options, mainly dependent on your budget. Arguably sub-$500 there is little difference in quality and so your decision should really be based on the features you need and what are available.

    For more information you would really need to post your budget, interface and computer type (mac, pc, laptop, desktop).

    M-Audio produce a 410 Firewire interface (4 inputs, 10 outputs), which I have used and was perfectly adequate and reliable, I've also used Edirol which were about the same. Apparently TC Electronic are now producing some very good units - a forum search would dig you up more info on this.

    If you can post your budget you will get some more advice, and I may move this to the Budget forum dependent on that!


  3. sense

    sense Guest

    hi everybody,

    i have the same problem... looking for cheap external auido interface. i need at least 2x XLR inputs, 4 mono outputs, midi in, midi out. its going to be used on WinXP based pc with USB and firewire. my budget is ~200$.

    i found Focusrite saffire 6 USB... is it a bad idea? :D

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