Best small interface (1 or 2 inputs)

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KVRAF
27752 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:40 pm

digitalboytn wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:36 pm
Steinberg UR22 MK2...

No silly DSP or any other bells and whistles to get in the way of things...

Bulletproof and totally reliable because they are dead simple...
Yes, I really like mine. :)

Had some issues with it initially though, which were totally to blame on my former wi-fi card though (I guess it simply wasn't properly shielded. TP-Link cheapo crap, what can you expect?). It's perfectly stable with my ASUS wi-fi card now.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRist
143 posts since 4 Jul, 2020

Post Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:18 am

ajdz wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:54 pm
You might also check out the SSL 2+
https://www.thomannmusic.com/ssl_2_481703.htm

I don't own it personally but since it's from SSL it should have decent preamps. A bit above your price range 'though ($255)
+1, the SSL is a great piece of gear. I bought it to replace the Focusrite Solo and never regretted it

KVRist
207 posts since 14 Oct, 2018

Post Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:11 am

Motu M2 is the king in this price range.

KVRist
359 posts since 1 Nov, 2012 from England

Post Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:18 pm

canadian_moose wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:11 am
Motu M2 is the king in this price range.
Just got one of these, very happy with it....and the levels screen is awesome :)

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GRRRRRRR!
11247 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:53 pm

It's a high price range, though. I've owned a lot of USB interfaces - Roland/Edirol, Line6, Focusrite, Novation, Mackie, Behringer, Yamaha and Steinberg - but the one I keep coming back to is the Zoom U-24. Nothing else I've owned sounds cleaner, nothing else I've owned runs as reliably at very low latency (64 samples) and it is cheap, lightweight and can run on USB power or batteries. It also has MIDI in/out.

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KVRer
6 posts since 14 Apr, 2021

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:15 am

I noticed no one considered the Focusrite Clarett range. Why?

KVRer
7 posts since 20 Mar, 2021

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:33 pm

I also recommend Steinberg URC interfaces. You can’t go wrong

KVRAF
12383 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:39 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:05 pm
NI Komplete Audio 1 is £75 ...

https://www.andertons.co.uk/recording/a ... -interface

I own the original AK1 and its been a great interface. Still going strong after 14 years ... I've been looking into the KA6 for some extra ins & outs plus 2 headphone outs with individual volume controls.
I have one and NI stopped updating the drivers for Windows 10, unless that's changed and I'm just not paying attention. I read some thread about installing the Windows drivers, just not ASIO, which worked for the application at the time.

It's (was) a great interface.

KVRer
2 posts since 7 Apr, 2021

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:13 am

Focusrite Scarlett is quite incredible for the price, pre's are really good and that volume knob is smooth !!!!

KVRist
143 posts since 4 Jul, 2020

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:43 am

Spazspaz wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:13 am
Focusrite Scarlett is quite incredible for the price, pre's are really good and that volume knob is smooth !!!!
It’s of course a matter of taste but I was not too happy about the preamps and the headphone output

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