itb work: Do I need an audio interface?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by mark28, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. mark28
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    I purchased a MBP to do some work when I'm not at home.

    Do I need an audio interface when working itb? ( will it for example ease my CPU )

    It makes me more mobile if I don't need to carry an audio interface with me all the time.

    The latency is very amazing with the stock internal audio card.
     
  2. ChrisA
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    If you need one or not depends on what you are doing. You have to supply some details. "some work" is not really very descriptive.
     
  3. Killyp
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    If you're at all serious about sound, and have a worthwhile pair of monitors/headphones, then yes, a good audio interface with good converters will make a difference.

    A USB interface will increase the load on your CPU over the built in one, a Firewire won't.
     

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