Audio interfaces

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by 5StringThunder, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. 5StringThunder


    Dec 28, 2012
    Any recommendations on inexpensive interfaces. I', not looking to spend over about $100 and want at least two ins. Thanks.
  2. Einherjar


    Dec 1, 2012
    Lakewood, CO
    M-audio makes some decent cheap stuff but for two ins I think it'll probably run about $150.
  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    ^^ Agree.

    Why multiple inputs? Doing live tracking?
    If you have a small mixer you could make use of a cheaper, single input interface.
  4. beggar98

    beggar98 Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Check out the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. Should do everything you need and run about $125 new.
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  6. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    +1 from a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 user.

  7. Steinberg CI1. I'm having an issue with it not turning on and I'll check back with you to tell you if it's my fault or if the device has a problem. I got mine for $80 at MF
  8. Wagz


    May 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Lot of choices at that price point.
    Can go with a pedal that has USB in like the Zoom 2.1u (used will hit your price), or you can go with a Lexicon Alpha, ART Pre USB, M-Audio, or TASCAM.
  9. mystic38


    Dec 4, 2012
    Mystic CT
    I have NI KA6 but at this price this is the answer IMO

  10. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    I have a Lexicon Lambda. It's USB and plug n play, so you don't need special software to run it. Works great. They go for $100 to 150.

    PS. I have a Presonus FireWire Studio - needed more ports - but I keep the Lex around for its portability.
  11. lowJPG


    Feb 4, 2013
    It's about $250 but Tascam's US1800 is pretty awesome.