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Old 11-01-2005, 12:58 PM
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Yes, for cheaper [than MOTU] audio interfaces that have MIDI i/o, I'd recommend these:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...se_pid/245020/

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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...se_pid/241251/

Both these include cubase LE - an excellent sequencer.

For cheaper than that, I'd recommend checking out the Creative Audigy product line. A handful of those products also include MIDI i/o.
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:21 AM
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Speaking of the audigy, just saw an amazing deal for it. I'm not 100% sure if it's expired yet or not...

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthr...99#post1697999
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HI I'm looking forward for a home studio too and I was looking for interfaces Is this one good: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...se_pid/184133/
It has good reviews and It's not expensive and has midi I/O what do you think?
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Old 11-03-2005, 05:05 PM
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This interface is a great solution for composing and getting started with computer-based recording.
But, Presonus is considered (at least in my books) as one of the lower end companies for quality.
The mic preamps and digital converters in this unit probably won't sound too amazing - but then
again, like I said, if you're using this for composing purposes, or pretty much anything where the
quality doesn't have to be of certain excellence, this is a fine choice.

There are a handful of lower end brand name interfaces that are probably
okay to buy, such as the Mackie Spike and Lexicon's new interface. If they
come with Cubase LE, that is also a very nice bonus. Cubase is great.
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Wow, you like Creative, but not Presonus? :P I would definitely recommend against the Audigy 2ZS unless you're going to use it for gaming. I have one and it is a piece of shit for pro audio needs.
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I'm not sure I'd use the word "like" :)

I personally wouldn't buy either brand, but if all I needed was SOMETHING with
an ASIO driver, mic/line/midi input, I'd go with Creative since the cheapest
Audigy can be gotten for less than the cheapest PreSonus interface, and
when you're shopping that cheap, I don't think the quality you'd get from
one would be any higher class than the other.

I think the only companies I dislike more than PreSonus are Samson and ART.
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What do you guys think of the E-MU cards?
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Excuse my stupidity, but I am studio shopping too. What is the point of a Midi or Audio interface?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaniKoesterich
I'm not sure I'd use the word "like" :)

I personally wouldn't buy either brand, but if all I needed was SOMETHING with
an ASIO driver, mic/line/midi input, I'd go with Creative since the cheapest
Audigy can be gotten for less than the cheapest PreSonus interface, and
when you're shopping that cheap, I don't think the quality you'd get from
one would be any higher class than the other.

I think the only companies I dislike more than PreSonus are Samson and ART.
So Is M-audio a good brand?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/...se_pid/709201/

I was looking for a good interface with microphone/instruments input (midi would be great but I can get one at $40 but If there's any good one with midi it's ok) I'm not looking for lots of input I'm thinking of buying a mixer later on and connect it to the interface instead of having the instruments/mics connected (directly) to the interface. do you know any please not beyond $500!
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:53 PM
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Excuse my stupidity, but I am studio shopping too. What is the point of a Midi or Audio interface?

Thanks,,

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The midi interfaces work for recording midi files or managing VST (i think only those thing you can do)

And the audio interfaces are for recording your stuff(mics,keys,guitar,drums...anything) via USB or Firewire using a DAW.

It's was just a general thing.I know lot of people here can give you a more technical description of these things.
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