Audio interface for 12" Powerbook?

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by C-Mezak, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. C-Mezak macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2004
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Hey everybody,

    I just bought a new 12" pb and i love it. Im looking forward to doing some audio recording and I wondered if anybody can recommend a good simple audio interface for midi and audio. I'd really like something with a built-in preamp so that I can play my guitar directly through it. I need something that works and that wont cost me too much. Any recommendations?

  2. adamjay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2004
    M-Audio's firewire410 would probably be your best bet.
    4 in, 10 out, mic\ 1/4" pre's on the front. and great drivers.

    they run about $399. unfortunately getting a good all-in-one with built in preamps isn't going to fit the ultra low-cost zone.

    your other option is to get a guitar preamp with line level output and use the 12" PB's built-in 1/8" input.
    it IS 24bit and has 2ms latency, and is also quite under rated
  3. fingers macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2004
    Yeah - I have heard some excellent results from users using the built in inputs. You would as well as needing a preamp to boost the level still need a midi i/f but both could be had pretty cheaply.

    If you want to hear what the standard inputs are capable of (driven by a small mixer) check out Richard MacLemale Richard told me that he has since bought an Emagic i/f but there is not a great deal of difference between them. So well done Apple!

    I use an MBox which is capable of producing some pretty decent results (and comes with Pro Tools) it doesn't have a midi i/f tho.

    I hope this helps.

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