Main Forums >> Production - Mixing, Mastering, Gear & Techniques
        Print Thread

Pages: 1
raitken



Joined: 04/12/12
Posts: 1
How to chose the correct audio interface?
      #1022325 - 04/12/12 03:50 PM
Hello everyone,

I am new to SOS and also very new to audio production, a hobby I have been getting into over the past 2 months or so.

I am desperate to set up my own project/home studio but am finding it extremely difficult to get to grips with the various items of hardware I need in order to get started.

So far, my set up consists of -

Macbook pro, Midi Keyboard with USB connection, Alesis M1 Active MK2 speakers, 1 turntable.

I realise that inorder to start working properly I will need a sound card/ audio interface to connect everything up properly, but despite advice from numerous friends I am still unable to work out exactly what interface is best suited to my needs.

Ideally I want to be able to hook up my speakers, a microphone and headphones to my mac for use with Reason and Logic. I would also ideally like to be able to connect my turntable to my mac inorder to record samples directly from vinyl (which I am told can be done through Logic).

I realise that I will require a certain number of inputs/ outputs to achieve this but am still uncertain how these work. Also, concepts such as preamps and phantom power still confuse me (despite reading several guides).

I apologise for what must seem like a pretty remedial query to most of you but if anyone can take pity on me long enough to explain, in the most basic way possible, exactly what I will need to achieve the set up I am after then I will be extremely grateful.

Thanks for reading and thank you in advance for any serious replies!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
The Korff
Loose Cannon (Reviews Editor)


Joined: 20/10/06
Posts: 2409
Loc: The Wrong Precinct
Re: How to chose the correct audio interface? new [Re: raitken]
      #1022330 - 04/12/12 04:46 PM
Ahoy! If your Macbook has a Firewire port (some of the newer ones don't!) then I'd go for something like this. It's got turntable inputs, two mic inputs and a headphone out, plus some line outs for your speakers. Job's a good'n.

Cheers!

Chris


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Pages: 1

Rate this thread

Jump to

Extra Information
2 registered and 4 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  David Etheridge, James Perrett, zenguitar, Martin Walker, Hugh Robjohns, Zukan, Frank Eleveld, SOS News Editor 
Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled
Rating:
Thread views: 882

December 2014
On sale now at main newsagents and bookstores (or buy direct from the
SOS Web Shop)
SOS current Print Magazine: click here for FULL Contents list
Click image for December 2014
DAW Tips from SOS

 

Home | Search | News | Current Issue | Tablet Mag | Articles | Forum | Blog | Subscribe | Shop | Readers Ads

Advertise | Information | Privacy Policy | Support | Login Help

 

Email: Contact SOS

Telephone: +44 (0)1954 789888

Fax: +44 (0)1954 789895

Registered Office: Media House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SQ, United Kingdom.

Sound On Sound Ltd is registered in England and Wales.

Company number: 3015516 VAT number: GB 638 5307 26

         

All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2014. All rights reserved.
The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers.

Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates | SOS | Relative Media