If you are in the market for a new audio interface, this is the place for you.
There are a lot of different brands and models out there. Some are feature-packed, solid, but pricey interfaces. Others are equally solid but not so feature packed. They are however, much kinder to your wallet.
These audio interfaces are my two favorites.
The Reasonably Priced Audio Interface
If you already have been looking around for an audio interface, the one I’m going to present to you now is fairly obvious. And for a reason.
The Focusrite Scarlett 212 (3rd Gen) is a quality preamp for the money. It feels extremely solid and durable, due to it being made in metal. It has a decent amount of inputs and the price is very, very reasonable.
This will last you years.
Also, you will get a good amount of additional goodies with this buy. You’ll get Pro Tools, Ableton Live Lite, the Red Plug In Suite, a 3-month Splice subscription and a free XLN Addictive Key instrument of your choice.
This audio interface has been used by professionals, and you can’t go wrong with the Focusrite Scarlett, regardless of which one you buy. Personally I have tested the 212 the most, and can recommend it with all my heart.
Check it out here, for more information, images and the price (Link to Amazon).
The High-End Audio Interface
I have owned and tested my fair share of audio interfaces over the years. For a long time, I used a very old, overly expensive, yet feature-packed Line6 to do the job.
Now, I have a new favorite.
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Mk2.
This is a gorgeous-looking, powerful, high-quality built audio interface that produces a fantastic sound quality. In addition, it features a great library of plugins.
I will actually say this is the only audio interface you would ever need. Especially if you are a guitarist looking to create an album or something.
This is used by professional music producers like Trevor Lawrence Jr (Eminem, Dr.Dre), Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley) and lots of
Head over to Amazon to read more about it and check the current price on this gem.
If you are interested in learning more about audio interfaces before making a purchase, check out my ultimate beginner’s guide to audio interfaces here.