The Best Audio Interface under $300
A friend of mine asked me the other day what’s the best audio interface under $300. He was afraid he won’t get quality on that budget. I had to disagree, because you’ll find lots of audio interface under $300 that will fit amazing into your home recording studio setup. Here is my top choice:
Saffire PRO 24 from Focusrite is one of the best Audio Interface under $300. What you probably don’t know about Focusrite products, is that they provide the best audio quality possible. This interface is perfect for musicians who record in their personal recording studios. The basis of this device are two award winning Focusrite mic preamps. Together with the newest mixing software for mixing and FireWire technology, this interface is a stable and versatile performance.
Features and price (via Amazon)
24 channels of I/O (16 In, 8 Out)
2 award winning Focusrite mic-pres, 8 ADAT in, 6 analog out, SPDIF/Stereo in/out, MIDI in/out
2 unique loop-back virtual channels for routing between software applications
Bundle: Xcite + Software Bundle, Ableton Live 7 Lite, and Focusrite Comp/Reverb/EQ/Gate VST/AU plugin
Dedicated headphone output, 5 LED front panel
If you hurry you might get the $135 discount for it. Remember that you need to have a Firewire port if you want to use this one. If not, you should consider buying the USB version.