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Old 07-14-2020, 08:38 AM
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and Go!



Trying to put a small rig together for airplane carryon.
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Old 07-14-2020, 09:19 AM
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Default Re: inexpensive usb interface with 4 mic pre?

Focusrite Clarett 4PRE maybe? Those red boxes work very well with any DAW. Of course the concept of "inexpensive" may vary so better just drop a budget here so people can perhaps find you better solutions.
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Old 07-14-2020, 10:21 AM
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Default Re: inexpensive usb interface with 4 mic pre?

$500 or less.
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i have 2 of these: MOTU 4pre

i paid $516.05 USD, but now can be had for well under $500.
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One possiblity within that price range could also be buying a 2-pre interface such as Focusrite Clarett 2PRE which has ADAT and then add 8 more preamps with cheap ADAT box.

The reason I try to "sell" you Focusrite is they seem to work so seamlessly with DAW's.
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Old 07-14-2020, 11:29 PM
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for airplane carryon ;-)
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for airplane carryon ;-)
Oh, missed that part. Surely that ADAT box should go to checked bag
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Old 07-15-2020, 01:28 AM
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Default Re: inexpensive usb interface with 4 mic pre?

HI, i may be slightly off track here but i am struggling to work out how to post a new thread. I need some advice on the best audio interface to purchase. I am using PT 12.5 , Windows 10 and currently, the M-Audio M-Track plus. It does the job but i get a loud 'Hum' from it. This does not transfer to my recordings but it is annoying when monitoring playback. I am in the market for a replacement and i have been looking at the Focusrite 2i2. Can anyone throw some feedback my please, Cheers, GJM
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Generally speaking Focusrites work very well with PT but you would be much more satisfied with Clarett than Scarlett, if you can afford it.
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I'm a fan of Presonus interfaces. The Studio USB series are below $500.

Studio-68c

Or the Studio-1810c if you want all the pres on the front of the interface.
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