Joined: 29 Apr 2009
for a really nice and CLEAN interface thats not overkill, i'd strongly suggest Apogee's 'Duet', a nice, simple '2-in' (using break-out box)Fire-wire interface (good control surface for getting to g-band as well.) several friends of mine who do "mersh' (backgrounds to shows, commercials, movies etc) at HGTV, swear by this (they all are Mac-guys) unit and use it at home on laptops+ ...
yes, it costs more than the other options BUT OMNSHO you can either pay once, very wisely, and grow from it, or pay cheaply, over and over and over again...really.
I use the PreSonus Firestudio system (and before it, the Alesis IO/26) becase i NEED all the 'ins' they afford me but if i needed to augment my gear w/ a simple 2-in interface , the Duet, would be my pick, hands down.(and i am broke lol)
Oh and check out Apogees "new guy" ... cant wait till get to (via friends above^lol) mess with 'ONE' , their new Mic-thang-interface (Championed here by Tommy Emmanuel) I know this aint what you or i are looking for but dang! it sounds really good.
Both use Garageband as their 'go-to demos' as Apogee and Mac are 'business pals'
Hope this helped ... when anyones starting, any studio, almost anyhere that i know, in any way (lol) , my old , knob-twisting arse gets all happy!
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