nocturnal Posted October 30, 2011 Share Posted October 30, 2011 Hi Guys, My normal set up is a G5 (PowerPC) with a MOTU 24io but I'm getting a Mac Book Pro (with Intel finally) and I'm researching my options for a USB Audio Interface under about $200 or so. My first choice would have been an Apogee Duet 2 (great sound quality) but they are a bit pricey for my budget and I'm not crazy about their breakout cable setup. I don't do much recording (the occasional vocal hook once in a blue) and so would need it for mostly monitoring on my headphones or Mackie HR824 monitors. I also want something that has a quick and easy volume control. So I was considering: 1) Mackie Onyx Blackjack (I'm leaning toward this one) 2) Focusrite Saffire 6 or Scarlett 2i2 3) M-Audio Fast Track Any feedback, opinions or suggestions would be appreciated. Since I'm leaning toward the Mackie and the Saffire is the obvious competitor...I guess I'm looking for any possible reason to go with the Saffire instead (does it sound better or more transparent than the Mackie). The other thing I was wondering was that almost all of these are USB 1.1 (except the Scarlett which is USB2.0) should I be worried about using 1.1 and go for USB 2.0 instead? Thanks in advance for any help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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