Cheap/reliable USB audio interface?



Moderator: Ghost Hip

Cheap/reliable USB audio interface?

Postby Lebowsky » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:30 am

I am currently abroad and we're trying to exchange ideas over internet with my drummer. The idea is that he'd record some stuff at our practice space (most likely with an iphone) and send it to me where I can try stuff over it and then record a bass track (either by itself or over the drums) and send him back. Software is not an issue. However, I only have a laptop (win7, SSD) without any line/mic input so I need an USB 3 interface. I'd like to record either the bass directly, or have a couple of effects before the interface.

Any recommendation? Preferably cheap - cheapest possible even - as this setup will only last a few months. I don't intend on recording anything else after that or need multiple inputs, etc. Win7 only (don't have a smartphone). I saw a few devices, like the Alesis Core 1 for example, but there were always some reviews/testimonials that put me off, so I'd like to have some actual opinions of people using them frequently.

Thanks!
Gibson Ripper + GK 1001RB-II / 210RBH / 115RBH
Lebowsky

User avatar
committed
committed
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:03 pm
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Re: Cheap/reliable USB audio interface?

Postby MechaGodzilla » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:49 am

focusrite scarlett?
MechaGodzilla

User avatar
FAMOUS
FAMOUS
 
Posts: 1970
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:19 am

Re: Cheap/reliable USB audio interface?

Postby oldangelmidnight » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:23 pm

I don't think you get both cheap and reliable. Maybe buy something used that you can resell?
oldangelmidnight

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3103
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:17 pm
Location: Northampton, MA

Re: Cheap/reliable USB audio interface?

Postby Lebowsky » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:24 pm

The Scarlett Solo does look interesting, thanks, I had missed it, only saw the 2i2 version. I'll try to find one used!

edit: looks like the 2nd gens are available for cheap, any reason not go with them? I assume a 3rd gen is going to be hard to find used as they were released in november 2019...
Gibson Ripper + GK 1001RB-II / 210RBH / 115RBH
Lebowsky

User avatar
committed
committed
 
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:03 pm
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Re: Cheap/reliable USB audio interface?

Postby Dowi » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:01 am

Lebowsky wrote:The Scarlett Solo does look interesting, thanks, I had missed it, only saw the 2i2 version. I'll try to find one used!

edit: looks like the 2nd gens are available for cheap, any reason not go with them? I assume a 3rd gen is going to be hard to find used as they were released in november 2019...


I have a 2i2 and it works fine, simple and practical. Had some problems of latency with live playback but it's quite sure that they're caused by the Ram of my PC, and I recently solved those using the direct monitor option of the focusrite.
BIRCH BARK | Solo stuff | Bandcamp - Youtube
HIBAGON | Polyrhythmic Heavy Duo | Bandcamp - Spotyshit
Dowi

User avatar
FAMOUS
FAMOUS
 
Posts: 1162
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:12 am
Location: Italy


Return to Tech & Recording



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Sponsored Ad. (Please no inflated/repetitive clicking. Thanks!)

Advertisements help support ILF


ilovefuzz.com is not responsible for user-submitted content. Users participate at their own discretion and risk.