I’ve been playing guitar terribly for many years now. I’ve also been recording my terrible guitar playing using various iOS interfaces and the apps I love for many years. Lately I decided it was time to try and record my material onto the PC using a USB audio interface. Little did I know exactly what I was getting myself into. I assumed I could simply search the Interweb for USB audio interface and pick the obvious recommendation that was suggested. I’d have liked for that to happen, but no. It seems there are multiple options each seemingly as good as each other. Damn you Interweb!
So what could I do? The answer seemed pretty obvious to me. Just ask the Interweb to decide for you. Easy right!?
So here’s what I’ll do. I’ll list all of the USB audio interfaces I’ve found (while providing handy links to the official websites for each product) and then ask you to decide for me. Who? You … The reader of this article. If you’re reading this you have the opportunity to pick my USB audio interface for me. First the list, then the details on how you can help.
You know you want to.
- Tascam US-122MKII
- Avid Fast Track Solo
- ART USB Dual Pre
- M-Audio M-Track
- Presonus Audiobox USB
- Steinberg CI1
- Roland Tri-Capture
- Alesis iO2
- Line 6 POD Studio UX1
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Those items are in no particular order. The only thing I can really say about them all is they’re under $200 AUD each. I’m not a wealthy man.
So, if you like telling people what to do (this is the Interweb after all) feel free to leave a comment below. Comments are moderated, but if it’s a genuine post, I’ll publish it. I only moderate because the spambots like to send me more suggested porn links than I know what to do with. If you don’t want to leave a comment, that’s OK. You can also vote in my new website poll (new at the time of posting this article). It should be over there to the right of this article. I’d point for you, but my keyboard doesn’t have a pointy-hand key.
Who knows, this article or poll could help others. And really, that’s what the Interweb is for. Well, that and pictures like this. Thanks for playing.