So I'm going to need a recording interface (maybe) and I need to know what kinda thing to look at. I'm on a tight budget.

So far I've just looked at the Line 6 POD Farm X1 which is right at the top limit of my budget.

I'll be mic-ing my amp rather than Guitar -> POD -> Software so I need to know if the POD is worth it. Apparently it's suited more towards using the software to replicate amps and I don't need the software and it pushes the price up a lot. I'm just gonna record my amp and transfer it into a DAW.

So is the POD still worth it or are there better ones on a simiar buget/cheaper?

Thanks in advance.
Have a look at some M-Audio ones...maybe the Fast Track? Also look at brands like Presonus, Hughes and Kettner (their Red Box is pretty good from what I've heard)

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The FastTrack looks good but the H&K Red Box is an cab simulator and I'd rather mic up my cab.

Guitar -> Amp -> Speaker (Cab) -> Mic -> Interface -> PC

The red box takes away the cab to emulate one (usually for live performances, rather than recording)

Guitar -> Amp -> Speaker Simulation -> PC
                  |--> Speaker (Cab)

The Presonus Audiobox looks cool as well (albeit slightly over budget). All of their other products are Firewire.

Forgot to mention I can only use USB, not Firewire.

I'm looking at the FastTrack, POD Farm, and maybe the Audiobox then, how do I decide?
Last edited by CrimsonBizzare at Jan 4, 2010,