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#1 djdiggla

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:37 AM

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As mentioned in other threads I'm in the market for a simple interface.What suggestions do y'all have?

I was using a FireWire apogee duet. Seems to not be working with the duel adapter and to my knowledge apogee doesn't support it anymore. Hoping I can get the old setup working but not being terribly tech savvy nor patient it's looking grim. Probably time to move on.


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#2 djdiggla

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:52 PM

Leaning towards the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 or 6i6


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#3 Chris

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:31 PM

Id get another duet, they seem to be about $300 preowned... Or you could go for the one if you dont need the inputs? Alternatively the rme babyface? If you want cheaper, I like the ni komplete Audio 6. I wouldnt go for a focusrite myself.
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#4 Jon

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:27 PM

If you don't need many inputs I'd recommend the newer duets too.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:38 PM

Just get an RME, best company, best drivers, longest support in the entire industry ;)
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#6 djdiggla

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:38 PM

Id get another duet, they seem to be about $300 preowned... Or you could go for the one if you dont need the inputs? Alternatively the rme babyface? If you want cheaper, I like the ni komplete Audio 6. I wouldnt go for a focusrite myself.

 

Dang man the babyface is pricey! 

How come you don't like focusrite? Any opinion on PreSonus AudioBox 96 or NI Komplete Audio 6?

 

 

 

If you don't need many inputs I'd recommend the newer duets too.

 

I thought about it... a little bit like fuck them after paying a lot for my last and then mac killed firewire a few years later. Seemed like it was so expensive for what you got. The wonky monitor software sucked. The new one looks like it's hardly built as well but still super expensive. Mixed feelings. 


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#7 Chris

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:56 PM

The rme stuff is kinda pricey, but you could pick up an older model for less - you might still get the FireWire issue though if you go for a fireface 400 or something. Youll never need to upgrade again if you get an rme though. For cheap I do like the NI, good quality box, low latency drivers, direct monitor, nice volume dial.

The universal audio stuff is also pricey but potentially handy for direct monitoring effects?
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#8 Symatic

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:38 PM

if you're spending as much as a 6i6 - I just got a iconnect audio 4+ for £242, in usa theyre probably about that anyway... 4 inputs, 6 outputs, midi in/out, USB midi connection (can run hub and run lots of USB midi devices together) and most importantly 2 host connections - you can run a iphone and a PC, or a i pad and a mac, or whatever combination, and they bothe see each other, you can rout audio and mid between them in all types of ways, and the specs are silly good.

 

I'm getting my head round it still but it is very dope so far.

 

oh and it charges your iOS device whilst you use it too.

 

https://www.iconnect...nectaudio4plus/


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#9 djdiggla

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:21 PM

^^Looks interesting. I'm always a little hesitant of any non-Apple "iProduct" tho  :unsure:

 

After reading up some more I think jon and Chris are probably right... used Duet. 


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