USB recording interface reccomendations?

Discussion in 'Home Recording and Studios' started by Treehouse, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Treehouse

    Treehouse Squier Talker

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    what are you budget-minded folks using?

    I am thinking two track will be plenty. Thanks!

    edit: I don’t know how to spell recommendation. Or how to edit!
     
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  2. RetiredNSquired

    RetiredNSquired Squier-holic

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    Are you talking about a USB audio interface? If so, I'd think 2 would be o.k. I've got a Focusrite 2i2 gen 2 on the way.
     
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  3. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

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    I still use my Focusrite 212, had it for years!
     
  4. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

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    Next paycheque I'm getting the Focusrite 2i2 3rd gen!
     
  5. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

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    Focusrite 2i2, or if i just want to use my guitar on pc then i use the lead cable from rocksmith and record on reaper..
     
  6. russtopherb

    russtopherb Squier-Meister

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    I have 2 Tascam models, but if I were buying right now it would be Focusrite all the way.
     
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  7. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    I have an old M-Audio I bought used on eBay years ago. It works good, but I do think it’s outdated. Probably have to go with something new next time I buy a new computer.
     
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  8. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

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    Just to add to what I was saying before, I got a pair of older Genelec studio monitors from a friend but I need an interface with two 1/4" outputs to run it. Another friend highly recommended the Scarlett Focusrite interfaces, saying they were really low latency and sounded good for amps and vocals.

    So I've been waiting patiently until the first non-rent paycheque after my Player Strat was paid off- which is the 6th of March. I'm going to get an SM58, the third gen 2i2 and some cables to hook it all up, and then I'm going to come home and make the plunge into Reaper.

    Hopefully soon I'm able to make decent vocal recordings, which is one thing my current setup is struggling with.
     
  9. Treehouse

    Treehouse Squier Talker

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    Thanks for the quick replies! 2i2 was at the top of the list. Seems like 2nd gen is good enough to not worry about the latest/greatest. What vendor has it for the best price?

    Cheers!
     
  10. RetiredNSquired

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    If you don't mind used, Reverb has 1 or 2 for $80-90.
     
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  11. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

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    I use one of these:
    https://www.boss.info/us/products/micro_br_br-80/

    I just got it this week, and so far I am extremely happy with it. It is a low-latency, low-noise USB interface (with built-in effects!) as well as a field recorder, an 8-track recorder/mixer, a drum machine, and it plays backing tracks too.
     
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  12. Deepblankspace

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    Im a behringer fanboy so ill sugest the behringer u phoria
     
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  13. Caddy

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    I have had mine for years. (Probably first gen) Bonus is that it makes for really nice soundcard for the computer. Far better than the built in soundcards.
     
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  14. beagle

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    My old Alesis (M-Audio) will be replaced with a Focusrite Gen 3 this year (unless Gen 4 comes out )
     
  15. Chubbles

    Chubbles Squier-Meister

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    Thanks. I've been using a cheapo Behringer. It's time to upgrade.
     
  16. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Squier-Meister

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    Boss (Cakewalk) UA4FX is my choice. Multiple operations plus included FX. Great for guitar, but not only, 48V as well
     
  17. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    I have a Newer Behringer, 1st Gen Focusrite, and idk what PreSonus, each for different purposes. I like the way the knobs click into place on the PreSonus, but have not noticed any other appreciable difference between any of them.
     
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  18. Angry Possum

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    I bought a used Lambda USB Recording Interface on ebay about 2 months ago, my first one. Its built well, and has nice weight to it. Its amazing, just love it. Paid a mere $30 shipped. I use Mac Garageband free software to utilize it. This interface has a lot of inputs etc. I'd try for one like this used.

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  19. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-Nut

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    Good stab possum..you got Midi there so one stop shopping on that..You can run a controller as well through it and monitor direct for low latency!
     
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  20. Rodiebobw

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    Prosonus has some good software with it.. The amps in the behringer are nice..

    Ive been futzing with the Usb interfaces since 2005 as I built a daw to record with.. I recommend you get at least two Mikes with midi if you can, that way you can record two inputs at a time if you want to.. Most of the units have xlr ans qter but its a price bump for two and the midi..More Inputs more Busses good for expansion recording...Midi is neccessary even if you dont think you will use.. Coz you will want to interface dtums or keys in your music production..
     
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