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Upgrading Audio Interfaces

Discussion in 'Converters & Interfaces' started by Littlewing91, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Littlewing91

    Littlewing91 Guest

    First off, I realize there are a ton of these threads already but I couldn't seem to find exactly what I was looking for but I'm sorry if some of what I ask is unnecessary.

    I've had a Line 6 toneport UX2 for about 2 years now, and I'm considering upgrading. I'm running Logic with A Rode NT1-a mic.

    Hoping to fine a good interface with low latency, TRS outputs for my monitors, headphone output (if possibly), phantom power and most importantly good built in pre amps for the mic! Either Firewire or USB is fine, mostly just concerned with good pre's. I have been using 2 inputs just fine as I record mostly vocals and sometimes guitar (don't foresee myself investing in a drum mic set anytime soon) but I'm still open to many inputs. Mostly just wanting to get a decent audio interface with good pre's.

    Thanks again for the help
  2. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Lake Ki-Chi-Saga, Minnesota USA
    Why do you need balanced outs? Are you running long cable lengths?

    The first thought since your a mac/logic user is an apogee duet.

    -10 unbalanced 1/4" output though.

    Otherwise, a very decent pre. Winner of MIX 2008 TEC award.


    If your so concerned with ballanced out you could always just hook into a Radial JDI Duplex.

    Just some thoughts...
  3. Littlewing91

    Littlewing91 Guest

    No, I just run 1/4 stereo cables from my UX2 to my monitors which are labelled "TRS inputs" , I figured this might have a specific meaning. I'm actually unaware of the difference.

    I realize the apogee is highly recommended but it's size is definitely deceiving for me, and yet i've heard so many great things about it! What about PreSonus? I have heard many people say M-audio has terrible pre's, not sure about the Mbox though...
  4. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Lake Ki-Chi-Saga, Minnesota USA
    I have a persous firestudio, I know there is a presonus firestudio mobile now for less$, does not have any expandability however.

    I think presonus is just about as good as anyone, I've had bad experiences with the driver/firmware though so I'm not fond of that.

    Certainly you will have to try for yourself, Its the only way to learn anything.
  5. Space

    Space Distinguished Member

    Jun 26, 2007
  6. sonicfan

    sonicfan Guest

    Onyx Satellite represents a breakthrough for computer-based audio and music production. As the world's first two-piece FireWire recording system, Satellite consists of a portable recording Pod with premium Onyx mic preamps, and a desktop Base Station with additional inputs and outputs. You simply undock the Pod when you want to record on location—leaving the Base Station connected to all your desktop studio gear (microphones, instruments, headphones, studio monitors, etc.). Then, once you've returned to your studio, simply dock the Satellite Pod back into the Base Station with a reassuring


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