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Okay, I just recently got my ENGL e530 preamp and Peavey Classic 50-50 power amp. Not to mention my Carvin 1x12 MicroCab.

Okay, enough bragging. Now that my current setup has been listed, I've got about $150 to spend on a decent XLR -> USB audio interface for my computer. I understand that I can simply use the output of my preamp and run it into my computer, but I want ALL my tone to be there. Thus, I need something to go from my mic to my computer. It doesn't have to have a million and one channels, but it does have to be decent.

Any ideas, guys?

EDIT: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/lexicon-alpha-usb-desktop-recording-studio

Is that suitable?
Last edited by The.new.guy at Feb 16, 2012,
#2
If you have $150 to spend towards a decent interface I can definitely recommend the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. Same preamp as it's Saffire counterpart (Saffire 6) but for a bit less coin.
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I have the Scarlet 2i2, its some good stuff. The fact that it comes with Abelton Live Lite and the plugins definitely makes it the one to go for.

You do have a mic though, right? USB interfaces don't play well with high gain through a quarter inch cable.
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I have the Scarlet 2i2, its some good stuff. The fact that it comes with Abelton Live Lite and the plugins definitely makes it the one to go for.

You do have a mic though, right? USB interfaces don't play well with high gain through a quarter inch cable.

A Sure SM-58. Unfortunately, I don't have a mic designed for instruments, but that will come next.

EDIT: Wadafux are those inputs on the front of the 2i2????
Last edited by The.new.guy at Feb 16, 2012,
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Nothing wrong with a 58. Very good mic to have around, but once you get the 57 you'll be off and rolling with a good backbone mic for recording.
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Just, for sake of throwing in a alternative - the M Audio Fast Track 2 is pretty good.
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Nothing wrong with a 58. Very good mic to have around, but once you get the 57 you'll be off and rolling with a good backbone mic for recording.

The difference between a 57 and a 58 is a pop filter.
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Yeah a Shure SM58 is fine for guitars. Just put it right up against the grill cloth and position it correctly and it'll sound fine.
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