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Old 11-29-2016, 08:10 AM
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Anyone here do home music recording?

As we have a wide range of members here I thought maybe someone does this...

So, whats a good bit of USB audio interface kit?

Would want it to do live, practice and "studio" recording so needs to be portable

The budget is not massive as it's just a few of my friends in a small band (2/3) but that does mean there is 2 guitars, maybe up to 3 mics (inc percussion mic)

Any ideas? The Akai EIE pro looks good as it has 4 simultaneous analogue inputs and is <200 , but the M-Audio, Scarlett & Presonus kit looks good too.

Any ideas from people with experience with them?
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:54 AM
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I have the Focus rite 2i4 and I've had zero issues. I primarily use it for recording live from my mixer into Garage Band.

I have a friend who raves about the Apogee stuff and he is also a very accomplished musician.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:39 PM
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Interesting, the 2i4 was on the list but thought it wouldn't have enough inputs, I'll take a look at Apogee

Just found the Zoom R16, might be a good bet, 8 inputs for 16 track recording, records directly onto an SD card and allows PC control via USB
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:51 PM
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The R16 looks pretty sweet for the price. I like the SD card option, especially since I am constantly running low on memory, doing the hard drive shuffle...

You might give Sweetwater a call. Those guys are amazing at what they do.
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:21 AM
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quick update. after lots of searching, reading & talking to a few pro audio techs I got this: older Yamaha AW4416 16 track recorder/mixer/mastering desk, even has the magic sliders
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