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Advice re audio interface for MacBook Pro with small setup

Postby daerp1 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 pm

Hi
I'd like to make a wise purchase of a simple audio interface that will allow me to use a vintage EV N/D408 supercardiod mic to record vocal demos into Dp 10.11. This is for a second, portable setup with a laptop. My home studio is fine where I use an Audient ID14 interface. Inexpensive is always a bonus. Thank you.
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Re: Advice re audio interface for MacBook Pro with small setup

Postby fatbenelton » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:44 pm

ID14 is pretty portable but if you need bus power try the ID4 - one mic preamp.
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Re: Advice re audio interface for MacBook Pro with small setup

Postby zenguitar » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 pm

The iD14 is fine on bus power if you don’t need phantom power for mics.

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Re: Advice re audio interface for MacBook Pro with small setup

Postby Guido3 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:43 am

I just bought a Presonus Studio 26c for portable use. It's buss powered and uses USB C so plugs straight into my MBP without an adaptor :D

It gives me 2 inputs (with phantom power) and 4 outs + phones, It's even got MIDI I/O

Cost around £160 (even had a pair of headphones thrown in). I have used other Presonos interfaces live for years and have never had a problem with them - Highly recommended.
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Re: Advice re audio interface for MacBook Pro with small setup

Postby Dave Rowles » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:08 am

Focusrite Clarett 2Pre, if you've got USB-C ports. I use the 4Pre while mobile, and it's a great sounding piece of kit!
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