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help with audio interface selection

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KVRer
 
4 posts since 27 Aug, 2009, from Cleethorpes

Postby jsl2000; Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:28 pm help with audio interface selection

hi all,

i've come into some money and now want to get myself a setup that will allow me to produce the music i've been desperate to do for the last 15 years. Now i had my heart set on getting an maudio fast track ultra 8r but reading comments about it in here have put doubts in my mind. so i'm open to suggestions.

i've got about £300 budget, it has to be usb and i'd prefer it rack-mount i'm not too worried about poor preamps cos i've got a behringer mic2200 already for that.

i await your input
KVRian
 
1117 posts since 4 Nov, 2004, from Manchester
 

Postby Kaine; Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:26 am

I'd probably consider the following depending upon your exact requirements.

£200 - NI Komplete Audio 6
£300 - RME Babyface
£400 - Motu Hybrid
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KVRAF
 
6577 posts since 22 Sep, 2008, from Windsor. UK
 

Postby tehlord; Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:32 am

Kaine wrote:I'd probably consider the following depending upon your exact requirements.

£200 - NI Komplete Audio 6
£300 - RME Babyface
£400 - Motu Hybrid



All of which will have better preamps that the Behringer unit you already have btw.
KVRer
 
4 posts since 27 Aug, 2009, from Cleethorpes

Postby jsl2000; Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:48 am

Kaine wrote:I'd probably consider the following depending upon your exact requirements.

£200 - NI Komplete Audio 6
£300 - RME Babyface
£400 - Motu Hybrid


Thankyou but the only one of them that looks like it can be rackmounted is the motu and even then i wouldn't know how to do it. Any rackmount ones within that budget apart from the maudio? I'd prefer at least 4 inputs outputs are not an issue and like i say it has to be usb.
KVRian
 
1117 posts since 4 Nov, 2004, from Manchester
 

Postby Kaine; Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:54 am

jsl2000 wrote:
Kaine wrote:I'd probably consider the following depending upon your exact requirements.

£200 - NI Komplete Audio 6
£300 - RME Babyface
£400 - Motu Hybrid


Thankyou but the only one of them that looks like it can be rackmounted is the motu and even then i wouldn't know how to do it. Any rackmount ones within that budget apart from the maudio? I'd prefer at least 4 inputs outputs are not an issue and like i say it has to be usb.


Motu Ultralite Mk3 Hybrid or Motu 4pre are both rackable and have USB connections. Rack ears are £10 from Motu themselves so not hard to sort out.

The 1818VSL matches your requirements without having to pick up the extra ears but I'd still lean in the direction of the Motu for the extra driver performance.
KVRer
 
4 posts since 27 Aug, 2009, from Cleethorpes

Postby jsl2000; Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:52 am

Kaine wrote:
jsl2000 wrote:
Kaine wrote:I'd probably consider the following depending upon your exact requirements.

£200 - NI Komplete Audio 6
£300 - RME Babyface
£400 - Motu Hybrid


Thankyou but the only one of them that looks like it can be rackmounted is the motu and even then i wouldn't know how to do it. Any rackmount ones within that budget apart from the maudio? I'd prefer at least 4 inputs outputs are not an issue and like i say it has to be usb.


Motu Ultralite Mk3 Hybrid or Motu 4pre are both rackable and have USB connections. Rack ears are £10 from Motu themselves so not hard to sort out.

The 1818VSL matches your requirements without having to pick up the extra ears but I'd still lean in the direction of the Motu for the extra driver performance.


Thankyou that motu does look good i think i might give it a go.
KVRer
 
4 posts since 27 Aug, 2009, from Cleethorpes

Postby jsl2000; Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:49 am

what about the focusrite scarlett 18i6 any opinion on that?
KVRian
 
1117 posts since 4 Nov, 2004, from Manchester
 

Postby Kaine; Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:05 am

jsl2000 wrote:what about the focusrite scarlett 18i6 any opinion on that?


Good convertors and signal flow, middle of the pack driver performance. Isn't bad at all and a great choice if you need that combination of inputs but my previous list still stands.
KVRer
 
3 posts since 27 Dec, 2012, from Lodz, Warszawa, Poland

Postby haliskaband; Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:49 am

Price / Quality win NI Komplete Audio 6
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KVRist
 
182 posts since 22 May, 2012

Postby Cimbasso; Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:12 am

jsl2000 wrote:what about the focusrite scarlett 18i6 any opinion on that?


Komplete Audio 6 is much better - better build, sound quality and drivers. It's really an awesome interface, the only better usb 2.0 interface under $1000 is Babyface, which is $750.

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