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Gabriel GR
Sep 23, 2010, 12:46 PM
Hi. As many other guitarists, I have an issue with my amp. It's too loud for my appartment. And it doesn't have a line out or headphone out so I want to use a modeller to play with headphones during the night

Recommend me a powerful audio interface. I don't care about multiple inputs. I will only use one or hardly two. I want the best DSP's for the money to minimize latency and use effects.

My budget is up to 250 bucks. :o



myca
Sep 23, 2010, 12:58 PM
Hi. As many other guitarists, I have an issue with my amp. It's too loud for my appartment. And it doesn't have a line out or headphone out so I want to use a modeller to play with headphones during the night

Recommend me a powerful audio interface. I don't care about multiple inputs. I will only use one or hardly two. I want the best DSP's for the money to minimize latency and use effects.

My budget is up to 250 bucks. :o

Maybe try one of the Line6 pod Studio models (its not firewire unfortunately though).

Not sure of the US prices, but they start at about 79 in the UK.

http://line6.com/podstudiogx/

ChrisA
Sep 23, 2010, 05:27 PM
I want the best DSP's for the money to minimize latency and use effects.

They don't have DSP inside.

This is the best deal you will find. It's total over kill for your needs but
woorks great. I bought one. No drivers required works with Garageband, logic
and everything else. I use it with guitar, mics and a digital piano
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FireBoxB/

If you don't really need FW. here is the USB version
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AudioBoxUSB/

I think those Line 6 boxes only work with the software they ship with and are not general purpose audio interfaces. I could be wrong about that. I like the ppresonus boxes, they have lots of inputs and outputs and you can keep speakers and head phone both in use at the same time

Actually it is not to hard to build or buy a dummy load for the amp. It's just a big resistor to replace the speaker and then you cann plug a headphone into that. If you can't figure out how to build one then buy one from Webber. I build a setup with a 8" speaker and resistive atenuator and now can play with master volume at "5" and the sound stays in the room

jeffgtr
Oct 2, 2010, 10:26 AM
I replaced my Alesis Multimix firewire with a Focusrite Pro 24. Very happy with it. Noticeable quality in the converters and pre amps from the Alesis. It's in your price range. The Apogee One or Duet are also good, however you have to be willing to deal with the breakout cable, I wasn't.