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which usb audio interface to choose?

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21 years
Hello!

Im looking for an external usb audio interface in the cheap price range and have been proposed these two.

http://www.m-audio.com

http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=237&subcategory=609&product=15186

Do anyone here have an opinion on which is better than the other? (only the hardware is of interest – not what software comes with it etc.)

If you maybe have an alternative that you think is better in the same price range feel free to tell about it!

Thanks!

/Oscar

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21 years

Member Fri, 12/08/2006 - 10:56
yo.


If your comfortable with the I/O, the choice is yours. If your looking to expand in the future I would go with the MAudio. It's compatibility with Pro Tools makes it a definite. If you upgrade to say the Delta 10/10 or 18/14 for more inputs, you'll be able to say take the audiophile with you when you travel and still capture ideas without lugging a bunch of gear. That's how I do it and it's great. When I go out on tour, an extra hard drive, laptop, and Mbox travels with me for writing. When I get back home it's studio time. The sessions are already scratched out with guitar lines, vocals, and programmed drums. Makes it much more convenient.

Enjoy!

Cheers,
-Ryan-

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Member Fri, 12/08/2006 - 14:00
I'm not familiar with the emu soundcard, but i do own a M-Audio Audiophile and have to say i'm entirely happy with it. It's never once given me issues, was a piece of cake to hook up to my setup and has good latency control.

You may wanna get some more opinions, but there's my 2 cents..

:)

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21 years

Member Sat, 12/09/2006 - 08:53
Hello again:)

thank you very much for your answers! Its nice to hear your opinions. I think i'll go with the M-audio.

can't wait to get my hands on it..

for now i've been recording on the laptop with the default soundcart and it's really crap..

sounds nice with the touring djrr3k! hopefully i will do that too one day..´

thanks to MasonBlack and casper!

/oscar denmark..
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