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Old 11-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Audio Interfaces? HELP!

Hi guys,

I've been researching audio interfaces now for a while and I'm still finding it confusing.

I only want to record one track at a time (guitar or vocals, for example) so do I need a Firewire interface or is there not much difference for recording just one track?

Secondly, if USB is a good route for one track at a time, is there much difference between USB 1.1 and USB 2.0?

Finally, I've looked at various interfaces, can anyone recommend me a cheap audio interface for what I am planning on doing?

I am running into a late 2010 Macbook Pro and using Logic Pro 9. I only plan to use the interface to record guitar, bass and vocals.

Much thanks, Li
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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Go to the recording forum they can help you much better with this kind of stuff. There's also a sticky that can help you choose the best audio interface for what you're trying to do.
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1. Don't bump. This is a forum, not a chatroom.
2. USB is fine for 1 track, you don't need firewire that much.
3. Saffire 6 USB. Done.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:44 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by GangsterLi
Hi guys,

I've been researching audio interfaces now for a while and I'm still finding it confusing.


this may help
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1541771

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I only want to record one track at a time (guitar or vocals, for example) so do I need a Firewire interface or is there not much difference for recording just one track?


there is no real big advantage between something like a firewire 400 device and a USB 2.0 device, they have roughly the same spec (afaik anyway). i actually like using firewire cuz it keeps my USB ports open

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Secondly, if USB is a good route for one track at a time, is there much difference between USB 1.1 and USB 2.0?


sure, usb will work. i don't know of any real modern audio interfaces that would use usb 1.1 cuz 2.0 just blows it out the water. if you're using a 2010 macbook then you should have 2.0 on there.

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Finally, I've looked at various interfaces, can anyone recommend me a cheap audio interface for what I am planning on doing?


that saffire is pretty good, mackie makes some interesting ones.
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