#1
Need a cheap audio interface. This one seems good on paper but I have my doubts. Can anyone see anything that would make this the wrong decision?

http://www.roland.com/products/en/DUO-CAPTURE/

Just starting out in the recording world. Have absolutely no experience. Gonna be using this to record guitar.
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#3
I have but all the recommendations are out of my budget at the moment. Also, this particular model hasn't been mentioned yet so I'd love it someone took the time to comment.
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#4
If it's just for recording direct electric guitar get an unbranded guitar link.

That interface in particular isn't stellar.
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#6
For recording direct guitar, a $100 bucks interface isn't gonna sound any better than a guitar link, really, so unless one is serious and sure he'll put the thing to good use, one might as well start out with the cheap stuff if ya ask me.
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#7
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#8
Perfectly fine, I am currently tracking most of my stuff via Edirol (before it became Cakewalk) UA-4fx interface which is somewhat similar to what you're considering.

A few things which might want to consider on this one is that it is plastic...and I mean really plastic. Also sample rates are only 48 kHz/44.1 kHz which is not a deal breaker as I currently track pretty much everything at 44/24bit and have no complaints.

I'm seeing this at $79 so yeah, for that price might as well go for it.
#10
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Focusrite Scarlett series stuff is pretty decent if you're looking for cheap. Clean sounding pre's in a stable environment.


I am desperately trying to source a used 2i2 here. In India you can barely get a proper one in retail let alone used. So I will keep trying and if it fails I'll go in for what I mentioned.

On a side note, Lexicon Alpha?
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#11
The 2i2 isn't ideal 'cause it has little input headroom, hence recording direct guitar will probably result in you overloading its input (distortion, bad sounding).

The alpha sounds bad, end of the story.
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#13
Roland is quality gear so that interface is likely pretty sweet. The specs look good for home recording. Also look at the Tascam iU2 if working with a mac or iOS device.
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-TAS-IU2?src=Y0802G00SRCHCAPN&gclid=CMGUpbDV58ICFUNrfgodPTQA1w
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#14
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If it's just for recording direct electric guitar get an unbranded guitar link.

That interface in particular isn't stellar.


Hey I ordered one of those cheap guitar links for about 15$. Are those good for like average recording? I can't afford a good interface for now. I just need something that's better in quality in terms of recording than using line in of built in sound card.
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#15
Not really good, but unless you spend more than $100 you'll not get a higher sound quality, just more i/o which you don't seem to need at this point.

You're recording direct guitar so the quality of the end product will depend much more on how you mix everything, so practice mixing a lot, read tutorials, watch videos, find books...

It's gonna be hella better than the line in and the mic in on your computer anyway.
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#16
Thanks!
Ps. I've been watching Ola englund videos on recording and mixing tracks. Plus he's a nice guy. Always replies to my queries.
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#18
^ yeah I know what that is: a stripped down version of the mackie onyx 820i.

You don't need a mixer really, if you want to keep it cheap get an unbranded guitar link and if you want to spend more money get a mackie onyx blackjack.
Hella better sounding than the scarlett's if ya ask me.
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