ef37a wrote:I do not think a backup interface can been called "waste"?
You are self employed and you need your 'tools' to make a living.
No one is suggesting you junk the KA6,try to fix it but get a spare in!
PLEASE do not tell me you struggle on with one XLR mic cable? It would not be unreasonable in any way to have a spare microphone, most of the Great and Good on this forum cannot MOVE for the bloody things! Valhalla alone knows how many guitars and synths they own between them.
I do fine with the one Oktava 219 since 1996. A nice stereo mic to stick on my Sony PCM-D50 would be nice for field recordings though but I only earn so much a year and have to be careful on outgoings to justify it.