How to chose the correct audio interface?
#1022325 - 04/12/12 03:50 PM
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!
Loc: The Wrong Precinct
Re: How to chose the correct audio interface?
#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.