#1
NEEDS to be affordable, probably $20-$100, ill be buying it off the Australian or American ebay

i want one so i can make higher quality YouTube videos and to record all of my original stuff in Garage Band.

I've noticed there are 2 different types, the box looking ones, and the simple cable one. The box one is seems to be more ideal but obviously more expensive

I pretty much have no knowledge on usb audio interfaces, so if someone could give me a quick run down on brands, software etc that would be much appreciated
#2
Don't know if it's exactly what you are looking for but I use a Line6 TonePort GX. It uses a USB interface but I'm not sure what all software packages it works with. I normally use the included PODFarm software and record into Audacity. And I think it was less than 100$ USD when I bought it several years ago. Not sure what they cost now (if they even sell them still). It's really basic and only has one input and no mic support.
Last edited by furin121 at Apr 1, 2012,
#3
The Fender Mustang amps will do it too. And so will most of the Digitech MFX.

I have one of the Lightsnakes (cable type) It's crappy as hell and was a worse use of $40 than my MS-2 amp. Weak signal and lots of popping.
#4
^I couldn't get PODFarm to work with my mac, I think it was a driver issue.

If I were you, I'd save up maybe and get something like an Apogee One, that's what I'm running in to my Macbook and I love it, simple to use too.
#5
Quote by Soccerguy
^I couldn't get PODFarm to work with my mac, I think it was a driver issue.

If I were you, I'd save up maybe and get something like an Apogee One, that's what I'm running in to my Macbook and I love it, simple to use too.



maybe i should buy a little cable USB while i save up for something like the Apogee One. Does anyone recommend the cable USB's? are they reliable? do the job?
#6
Quote by MissPopo
maybe i should buy a little cable USB while i save up for something like the Apogee One. Does anyone recommend the cable USB's? are they reliable? do the job?


Like I said before, I highly recommend not getting a Lightsnake. Don't know about the other USB cables--try before you buy or make sure you can return it.

You know that sound at the end of Garbage Truck? That's what the Lightsnake sounds like. So if that's all you're going to record, then it would be OK.

What effects/amp are you using now?
#8
Quote by jetwash69
Like I said before, I highly recommend not getting a Lightsnake. Don't know about the other USB cables--try before you buy or make sure you can return it.

You know that sound at the end of Garbage Truck? That's what the Lightsnake sounds like. So if that's all you're going to record, then it would be OK.

What effects/amp are you using now?


i'll definitely avoid getting one of them, its not likely i could try before i buy so i might just look up some reviews


I have a Boss ME-70 multi effects pedal, which i play through a Fender M-80. I also own a macbook, which is relatively new
#10
Im pretty sure its compatible with most programs. Check the line 6 website for that, i remember it telling me everything i needed to know lol
#11
Quote by bambi_slaughter
Im pretty sure its compatible with most programs. Check the line 6 website for that, i remember it telling me everything i needed to know lol


Found this on the site:

Can I use my POD Studio GX hardware without POD Farm 2.5?
Yes, you can use your GX without POD Farm 2.5.


that clears that up
#12
Quote by MissPopo
i'll definitely avoid getting one of them, its not likely i could try before i buy so i might just look up some reviews


I have a Boss ME-70 multi effects pedal, which i play through a Fender M-80. I also own a macbook, which is relatively new


You might be able to hook up the record out jack from your ME-70 to the line in or mic jack in the macbook until you can afford a decent interface.

Or maybe try one of these: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MultiMix4USB/
With that you can sing at the same time and record the vocal too, if you have a mic.

If you don't want to sing at the same time, then there's this for a few bucks less:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/USBMix/

But if I were you; I'd sell the Boss and pick up a Mustang Floor:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MustangFLR/
#13
Quote by jetwash69
You might be able to hook up the record out jack from your ME-70 to the line in or mic jack in the macbook until you can afford a decent interface.

Or maybe try one of these: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MultiMix4USB/
With that you can sing at the same time and record the vocal too, if you have a mic.

If you don't want to sing at the same time, then there's this for a few bucks less:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/USBMix/

But if I were you; I'd sell the Boss and pick up a Mustang Floor:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MustangFLR/



thank you! ill look into them more
#14
I have the Guitar Rig Session I/O, and its a very simple, easy to use interface. Even a retard could understand it :P
#15
Quote by loudSignal
I have the Guitar Rig Session I/O, and its a very simple, easy to use interface. Even a retard could understand it :P

Those look very sleek. But are they discontinued?
#16
You might try a Vox Amplug. I'm not saying it's the world's greatest tone, but it gives you a 1/8" analog out. For $40 that's about the best you'll do.

I don't believe in any of this USB guitar interface crap. You'd be better off plugging something like the above (Amplug) into some kind of modestly-priced tube preamplifier. You could probably pull that off for $100 or $120, and you'll have a respectable tone.

No one's going to start a thread tomorrow like, "How can I sound like YOU?", but what do you expect? You get what you pay for...