Audio Interfaces articles

  • Buying an Audio Interface - Part 2
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    Buying an Audio Interface - Part 2 - Help Picking the Best Audio Interface

    04/24/14

    Part 1 looked at how to interpret the specs you see in ads and listings for audio interfaces. This time around, we offer info to help you figure out the audio interface that best fits your needs, presented in FAQ style.

  • Buying an Audio Interface - Part 1
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    Buying an Audio Interface - Part 1 - Demystifying the Specs and Features of an Audio Interface

    04/22/14

    Shopping for an audio interface can be daunting, due to the countless models on the market and the variations in inputs, outputs, formats, maximum sampling rates, and numerous other specifications. The aim of this 2-part article is to demystify the subject to make it easier for you to figure out which interface best suits your needs.

  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin Review
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    Universal Audio Apollo Twin Review - Twin Sound

    03/09/14

    "It would be ideal if UAD offered a less expensive Apollo with only two mic preamps," we wrote in our review of the first Apollo almost two years ago, and also, "Given the choice of transparent-sounding preamps, it would be no surprise to find vintage preamp emulations in the future. Just wait and see." The time has come now to welcome the Apollo …

  • Audient iD22 Review
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    Audient iD22 Review - 22? Show Me Your iD!

    11/24/13

    The interface market is very crowded, but who cares. Audient, the English brand renown for its consoles and preamps, decided to take the plunge with a desktop interface that has caught our eye. Let's see what's the iDea behind it…

  • Apogee One for iPad & Mac Review
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    Apogee One for iPad & Mac Review - One Two

    11/19/13

    When it came out four years ago, the Apogee One delighted us in several ways. Elegant and compact, it established itself as one of the best audio Swiss knives to use with a MacBook to do some music or a podcast while traveling light. But even if it exhibited undeniable qualities, the bellissima was not without defects.

  • Behringer Firepower FCA1616 Review
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    Behringer Firepower FCA1616 Review - Behringer Gives Its Interfaces The Midas Touch

    11/11/13

    The digital audio interface market is very saturated (pun intended) with lots of brands and many new models struggling to find their niche.

  • AVID Fast Track Duo Review
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    AVID Fast Track Duo Review - Return To The Fast Track

    09/10/13

    The M-Audio Fast Track audio interfaces used to be one of the most successful series, with its ideal price and ease of use for beginners.

  • Antelope Audio Orion 32 Review
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    Antelope Audio Orion 32 Review - The Antelope Turns Into A Predator

    09/02/13

    At Antelope, they are passionate about clocks and converters, among which we can find their famous atomic clocks that are supposedly 100,000 times more stable than a normal clock. Audiophiles became very interested from the beginning, but now the pro audio market might start to turn its attention to the brand thanks to the Orion 32, a €2500 32-cha…

  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Review
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    Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Review - Red or Black

    08/28/13

    It's almost two years since the Scarlett audio interfaces from Focusrite saw the light of day and the manufacturer has been introducing new models in the series ever since. The newest family member, the 18i20, which was introduced at the last NAMM, has just been launched, so it was the perfect opportunity for AudioFanzine to put it to the test. At…

  • Steinberg UR22 review
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    Steinberg UR22 review - UR so small

    04/04/13

    Steinberg introduced the UR series a little over a year ago with the UR28M and the UR824. They’re back with an entry level unit priced at under $200 with two D-pre preamps included. Verdict?