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Old 12-04-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Possible new recording interface...

So I might be selling the Apogee One (new version) cuz I'm not overly impressed with the build, the way the connector cables need to be pulled (with force) and the fragility of the breakout cables.

Anyways, I'm now looking at the following cuz it's discount season:
1. Roland Quad Capture
2. Focusrite 2i4
3. Motu Microbook II

Budget: $250 USD
DAW: Garageband

Thoughts?

PS. I had a Focusrite 2i2 before but it felt decent enough, but even after I got the Apogee, I felt it's over-hyped...
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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So I might be selling the Apogee One (new version) cuz I'm not overly impressed with the build, the way the connector cables need to be pulled (with force) and the fragility of the breakout cables.
Get a current duet 2, they sound better than the one's.

It's also normal for connectors to be tough.
For the good ones anyway.

If the cable isn't good enough for you, get the breakout box.
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PS. I had a Focusrite 2i2 before but it felt decent enough, but even after I got the Apogee, I felt it's over-hyped...
If you feel that way, whatever you'll get will not sound that bad to you.

Get the one with the i/o options you need most.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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Literally all of those are a downgrade. Is there a breakout box for the One?

Also, if your return period is up, resale is SUPER low on the One. Apogee sells them refurbished for like $175, and I see them on craigslist for a little under that.

Check these out: http://www.bluelounge.com/products/cabledrop/
I use a few of these with my Duet 2's cables and it makes a WORLD of difference on my desk. Nothing slides around anymore, and I labeled the black cable ends with silver sharpie so it's much easier to figure out which is which. You also get enough in a package to clip your macbook power cable and a handful of others.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:03 AM   #4
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Actually I reckon I can get around $250 for it from its original $350 (used for 8 months) but we'll see as someone WAS selling the Duet 2 for $450 (1 year use) but dunno if that got picked up; checking.

There is no breakout box for the One so that's kinda unfortunate.

So say I were to keep the One, how would I go about connecting Monitors to the stereo 1/8"? Would I be able to use a splitter from 1/8" to two 1/4'? (I'll go into choosing monitors on a separate post when I buy them...)
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So say I were to keep the One, how would I go about connecting Monitors to the stereo 1/8"? Would I be able to use a splitter from 1/8" to two 1/4'?
Yes you would.

It's 3.5mm though, not 1/8".
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