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    Help me choose an audio interface

    From what I've seen, Motu M4 seems to be the best choice in an affordable price range. Focusrite Clarett+ 2 Pre could be fine too, but the price range is different. I am personally holding out because I believe Focusrite may release a new Scarlett Gen. 4 series during the upcoming summer, given...
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    Motu M4 Audio Interface Review

    This is right. In addition, v1 was "Assembled in USA", v2 and v3 are "Made in China". I believe v1 is not available anymore and, given the absence of AKM chips, v2 shouldn't be either. I guess v3, as the response from Thomann mentioned, should be the one sold nowadays.
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    Motu M4 Audio Interface Review

    I understand your reasoning. However, given #2 and #3 DAC chips are newer and better, why shouldn't one check, if possible? In any case, I contacted Thomann and their reply was that, considering they have only new stock and AKM chips have not been available since October 2020, by logic they...
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    Motu M4 Audio Interface Review

    Given #1 should be the old version, which one do you think is better between #2 and #3? Then, how to make sure to purchase the better one between these two?
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    Audio interface suggestion - Upgrade from Steinberg ur22

    After much research and many questions on which interface to choose between recent ones, including Focusrite Clarett+ 2 Pre, SSL2+, Motu M4 and Audient ID14 MKII, I decided to purchase the Motu M4, because it seems to be the interface with the best price/quality ratio and without particular weak...
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    Microphone for vocal recordings: cardioid or supercardioid?

    This sounds good, but is unfeasible because I live in Europe! Thanks anyway! Understood, I will take these details into account when making the choice in the future.
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    Microphone for vocal recordings: cardioid or supercardioid?

    I see, no problem! The main doubt regarded the title of the thread: cardioid vs. supercardioid. Given all the helpful details, I believe choosing a dynamic supercardioid microphone as the single main one is a good choice for the moment. I listened to some comparisons that included the E945 and...
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    Microphone for vocal recordings: cardioid or supercardioid?

    Thanks for the information! The current objective is to perform some home recording tasks with voice and guitar, so affordable but decent entry-level equipment should be fine for the moment. I did not consider those two models because they do not cost the same as the E8xx ones; for example, 100...
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    Microphone for vocal recordings: cardioid or supercardioid?

    I see these are cardioid microphones. Do you believe that, for my scopes, they are better than supercardioid ones (e.g. Sennheiser E845)?
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    Microphone for vocal recordings: cardioid or supercardioid?

    I understand, but this one would be a single entry-level microphone to use in both cases; for the moment, I believe opting for a dynamic microphone may be the best idea, with future upgrades aimed at having a second condenser microphone.
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    Microphone for vocal recordings: cardioid or supercardioid?

    Thanks and good to know! Do you think the E845, as it is supercardioid, would give me issues with picking up sound reflections from an opposite wall in the mentioned small-medium room?
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    Advice for Audio Monitors or Studio Monitor

    I have just been searching for opinions on the Yamaha HS7, but read somewhere that they are overhyped as studio monitors, with advice to buy the Kali LP6 instead. I guess the Kali LP6 2nd Wave could be a good and affordable choice, which I am also taking into consideration.
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    Microphone for vocal recordings: cardioid or supercardioid?

    Hey, I would like to purchase a dynamic microphone to record my male singing voice through an audio interface, probably the Motu M4, in a room of small-medium size. I may also employ it for live performances in the future. Which type should I choose between cardioid and supercardioid? I am...
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    Motu M4 Audio Interface Review

    I watched Julian's videos to understand the specifications of each interface, but I see how they can be "misleading". For instance, the Audient ID14 MKII seems to be impressive, but then falls short when actually using it, like in your case. For me, I believe a sound conclusion can be to choose...
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    Motu M4 Audio Interface Review

    Thank you a lot again! I asked about the SSL2 and Clarett+ because of my indecision between the M4, ID14 MKII and Clarett+ 2Pre and the recent discovery of a like-new used SSL2 for a low price. I guess the ID14 MKII can be excluded. The Clarett+ 2Pre features optical input and probably a better...
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    Motu M4 Audio Interface Review

    Great information, thank you! Do you have any opinion on the SSL2, on the cheaper end, and the new Focusrite Clarett+, on the more expensive end, when compared with the Motu M4?
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    Motu M4 Audio Interface Review

    The M2 / M4 were released in 2019. Could Motu release entirely new models of these entry-level interfaces, or do the new revisions practically exclude such a possibility?
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    Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB - Tear down, bit of internal analysis and few in-house measurements

    The channel balance of the headphone output is pretty bad. Could it be like that across the Clarett+ 2Pre line, or just an issue with Julian's specific interface?
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    Audient ID14 MKII, Motu M4 or Focusrite Clarett+ 2 Pre?

    Thanks to everyone for the good information, which is much appreciated. It seems that, in this price range, these interfaces have different minor pros and cons, but are overall capable to deliver satisfactory results; unsurprisingly, similar questions on this matter have been commonly asked over...
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    Audient ID14 MKII, Motu M4 or Focusrite Clarett+ 2 Pre?

    I wouldn't say the headphone output is the main factor, but I underlined it because it seems to be the only weak point of the M2/M4 lineup. The ID14 MKII has a 22-ohm output impedance, while the Clarett+ may have a 5-ohm impedance like the previous Clarett; negative points for these two...
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