Aidenator wrote:I only say interface because I used to call them mixers and someone told me off for it saying that the ones with bass/treble options are "interfaces" and not mixers - any form of device that allows me to adjust my sound would do!
otherway round. mixers usually provide signal processing, interfaces usually limit themselves to preamps and AD/DA conversion with some foldback and headphones functionality.
If you require the ability to tweak the sound before it goes live, you can do that in a number of ways. Most flexible will be to run through either a DSP or DAW, although DAWs tend to introduce more latency than native processing.
If you can spring the cash for a UAD Apollo twin, that will meet anyone's criteria for pro gear, and the unison plugins are nothing short of incredible. It's USB 3 so should be backward compatible with USB 2 and future proof for another genration or so. Not bus powered.