#1
I'm wanting to start basic home recordings, I'll be programming my drums and recording guitar, bass and vocals through a mic. I'm looking at a Roland Edirol DA-2496, who's had experience with it? All I need is an interface that I can use with any software, that I can connect to my computer and layer tracks with no latency or lag. Might not be enough info but... anyways. Thanks.
#2
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Might not be enough info
Looks like you got it.
We need to know your budget, else we can't really give you much worthwhile suggestions.

The Edirol is old, you may have troubles with the drivers, especially if you're running windows.
It also doesn't have much pre's.
And, we don't know how much they're asking you for it, so it might or might not be a good deal depending on that.

If you wanna go for an interface that big, have a look at the mackie onyx blackbird and the focusrite saffire 40 and the focusrite liquid saffire 56 and the rme fireface 800 and the rme fireface 802 and a used apogee ensamble if you have a mac or the UA apollo if you have the money.

You don't sound like you wanna record a whole lot of stuff at the same time though, so you might as well just get a simple, small, relatively cheap interface - a mackie onyx blackjack for example, or a focusrite saffire 6, or a UA apollo quad or an apogee quartet, again if you have a mac.
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#3
Yeah that's right. I'll be just overdubbing everything myself so I don't need some fancy multitrack recorder. I'm on windows 8. Not wanting to spend too much, around $100 if possible. Just something basic that i can record with easily.
#4
$100 will get you more or less nowhere.

If you don't have a firewire port on your computer, the focusrite 2i4 is what I'd go for on the cheap, but mind it doesn't really sound awesome for the price.
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^ for that money, TS may as well get a firewire PCIe card + an onyx blackjack, which sounds hella better than any of the focusrite USB interfaces I've heard.
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#7
Not everyone is a fan of firewire though.


Also, you can get used Scarlett 6s for about $150 on eBay.
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#8
Firewire only really becomes useful when you're running more inputs.
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Firewire is useful because you can send more current through firewire ports.
The reason why the scarlett's that only run on usb don't really sound good is that the pres don't have enough current to make a decent job.
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