Audio Interface

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by inhalexhale1, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    I create music recreationally, and had a pair of KRK monitors going straight to my MacBook Pro via RCA to stereo. With my new iMac, the same connection is creating nasty feedback. So I figured its time to get an interface. I was hoping you guys could recommend an inexpensive, but decent option. Thanks!
     
  2. woeiskevin macrumors member

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    Do you have a budget for how much you wanna spend on one?
     
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  4. localoid macrumors 68020

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    In your price range, for ~$150, the Mackie Onyx Blackjack would be hard to beat on specs and features.

    I've been using one for 2+ years without a hitch, under Windows, OS X, and Linux. TRS in/out, excellent mic preamps, and separate volume controls for headphones and monitor speakers.

    SOS review
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The Presonus "audio box". It is the same thing really. There are many good products at about $150.

    Sometimes where the controls are located matters. I needed the headphone jack on the front and I could not use a box if any controls where on the top surface. So think about how you will use this and store and transport it.
     
  6. woeiskevin macrumors member

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    Also look at the focusrite scarlett 2i2. always hear good things about it
     
  7. localoid macrumors 68020

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    I've used Presonus interfaces, and yes, they're very nice, but I prefer the preamps in the Onyx. They're cleaner than than anything I've tried in the <$200 price range.
     
  8. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a

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    Why are you getting feedback with the iMac and not with the MacBook Pro. Maybe you can correct this problem without spending money on an audio interface. Maybe.
     
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