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Deledhel 12-14-2012 06:29 AM

1st Audio Interface
 
Hello UG!

Just got a new pc. It just happens that it has 2x firewire slots. So thinking about getting an interface so I can start recording again.

Checking for firewire interfaces (since I already have it why not use it :shrug: )
http://www.thomann.de/gr/maudio_profire_610.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gr/motu_ultra...kiii_hybrid.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gr/tc_electronic_impact_twin.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gr/tc_electro...p_konnekt_6.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gr/focusrite_..._pro_24_dsp.htm

I am a bit confused. Are the price differences justified by features or cause of brand? I already own a SM57 LC and can also record with line-out from my preamp. Which one would you choose to record up to 2-3 instruments at once + vocals (for hard rock - heavy metal stuff) ???

lockwolf 12-14-2012 06:50 AM

None of those if you plan to do 2-3 instruments + vocals at the same time mainly because most of those don't support enough inputs.

You want something like this: http://www.thomann.de/gr/focusrite_saffire_pro_40.htm

8 built in preamps which means you can do a lot with it (including micing a full drumkit) as well as the ability to ADAT in another Pro 40 for up to 16 inputs.

As for the price difference, it comes down to features & recording quality. The MOTU Ultralite has a ton of built in DSP effects (processed in that unit), a lot higher quality preamps & such that the TC Electronic interfaces don't have. They all seem to have the same sample rate (except the Pro 24) but honestly, unless you're planning on recording a professional album with lots of high end gear to back it, you aren't going to need more than the 96khz sample rate the Focusrite Pro 40 has.

blazing riff 12-14-2012 07:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lockwolf
None of those if you plan to do 2-3 instruments + vocals at the same time mainly because most of those don't support enough inputs.

You want something like this: http://www.thomann.de/gr/focusrite_saffire_pro_40.htm

8 built in preamps which means you can do a lot with it (including micing a full drumkit) as well as the ability to ADAT in another Pro 40 for up to 16 inputs.

As for the price difference, it comes down to features & recording quality. The MOTU Ultralite has a ton of built in DSP effects (processed in that unit), a lot higher quality preamps & such that the TC Electronic interfaces don't have. They all seem to have the same sample rate (except the Pro 24) but honestly, unless you're planning on recording a professional album with lots of high end gear to back it, you aren't going to need more than the 96khz sample rate the Focusrite Pro 40 has.


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dynastywest69 12-14-2012 09:27 AM

Buy a line 6 UX2...

Best thing I have ever bought AND it runs through USB...

Hard to believe but its awesome. I never thought I'd say that about a line 6 product...

lockwolf 12-14-2012 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by dynastywest69
Buy a line 6 UX2...

Best thing I have ever bought AND it runs through USB...

Hard to believe but its awesome. I never thought I'd say that about a line 6 product...


No, the UX2 is probably the furthest thing from the best. Also, you didn't read his post, he plans to record 2-3 + Vocals at the same time. The UX2 has only 2 inputs.


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