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Audio interface (recording) suggestion

bennetng

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#41
I like the idea of internal soundcard + external mixer as I think it is quite silly every time you buy another interface you have to buy everything else, especially if the mixer has good functionality and high quality components.

EMU, M-Audio, Echo, ESI made cheap, high quality, multiclient and low latency PCI(E) studio soundcards with balanced I/O, some of them have MIDI and ADAT I/O as well, but now they are all discontinued, and dead.
 
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#42
If one microphone input (with phantom) and one instrument input would be enough for you, then Audioprobe Spartan A (€ 123) could be an option. But mine piece required a soldering mod, not sure if they already fixed interference issues (I reported them to manufacturer).

More info with a basic measurement in a loopback [be warned not a full scale input & output]:
- https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...ments-do-you-like-to-see-next.2343/post-92920
 

sharpty

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#43
Universal Audio is pretty renowned in the recording industry for their interfaces, analog gear and plugins.
They also have integrated DSP in their desktop interfaces for near zero latency effects with their plugins.
Unfortunately to get in the door it's about $700 if you want realtime effects processing.

I can't find any 3rd party measurements unfortunately, but here are specs from the manual of the Apollo Twin mkII
ua twin.PNG
 
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