Hi - I've got an XP laptop I'm going to try to use for audio recording and looking to buy
an interface. My mic is an AT 4033a, used with a Reflexion Filter Pro (the original
model). There will be a duvet behind the singer.
1 *Good* preamps, not
excellent (like RME is excellent) is what I'm looking for. A two mic input (at least one
with phantom power) is really all that is needed, with a separate headphone out that has a
dedicated volume control.
2. But it would be extra nice if it had MIDI input
3. Zero-latency monitoring would be nice, and being greedy, so would
some zero-latency reverb, so the singer could hear some reverb in the cans.
4. An included stripped down version of Cubase would be great too (AI or LE) - I have
Cubase 6.50 on my main desktop DAW.
I looked at the Steinberg UR and CI
interfaces, but they aren't offered for Cubase XP. Similarly, for NI KA6.
Would anyone have any suggestions? I imagine something like $200-300 US is reasonable to
expect to spend?
Here are a few options from Musicmatter.co.uk, for starters,
thing I can't determine by reading them is the quality of the preamps ...