Focusrite is good. I have the 2i2 as well, and it's good. Easy monitoring and easy to use. I do not like the software (Pro Tools) that comes with it. It took 24 hours to download and comprised 3gb. The front end is too much for me and I find it clunky (though that may well be me not giving enough of a damn to learn how to use it). I use Reaper, which costs $60, is immeasurably smaller and just works. Audacity is fine, but Reaper works better. And yes, I realise OP is talking about garage band.