#1
Hey, I'm looking for an audio interface to record onto my computer with. Guitar, bass, keys and vocals; recording songs and making some backing tracks to play along with.
I'm looking at the PreSonus Audiobox USB, the E-MU 0404 USB 2.0 and the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB.
Would these be good choices? Anything else I should have a look at in this price range?
Cheers
Last edited by Das Turnip at Mar 29, 2011,
#2
The Focusrite has officially taken my vote for best starter interface. I've heard nothing but good things and I actually plan on dumping my Mbox for a Saffire PRO 40 in the near future (Still going to use Pro Tools though :p).
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#3
I love my Focusrite Sapphire. I own other interfaces but the Focusrite wins hands down.
Now running an Eleven Rack with Pro Tools 10.3.3 - it's amazing and I'm having ball with it - worth every penny. PT 10 is tops IMO and the Eleven Rack is a work of art!
#4
The Audiobox and Saffire 6 are the best interfaces in that price range I'd say.

Not sure about the EMU, but either of the other two would be a good buy.
#5
get the audiobox.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#6
Thanks for the replies guys! I'm leaning more towards the Focusrite Saffire 6 now.
I've also read some reviews saying that the PreSonus AudioBox's preamps can be too hot and that the E-MU 0404's drivers can sometimes be a pain. All Saffire 6 reviews I've found are positive and your replies reflect that.
I plan on using Reaper as my DAW and downloading amp sims, drum patterns, MIDI sounds etc. from the internet; Would this be the best way to do this?
Last edited by Das Turnip at Mar 30, 2011,
#7
I don't know much about these things, all I know is that my Steinberg CI2 and Cubase AI 5 is really easy to use, and the sound (with Amplitube - VST plugin) gives me an excellent sound. But again, I'm new to recording, and my "excellent" sound is probably not even close to good, compared to other interfaces.