The iKey iConnex interface is very portable and small, it is great to use with a laptop on the go. It will work with both Macs and PC computers. There are no drivers that you user needs to worry about installing and that is a huge plus because it will be able to work with any computer anywhere.
There is no set up involved with this interface it is completely plug and play with any computer. It has a stitched line input and a stereo RCA output. It is somewhat “cheap” and plastic like but it only cost around 50 dollars and I feel that any portable musician should also have one around just in case. There are no preamps in it, but it does come with software in case the “first time user” does not have anything to record with. I would not purchase this as your main interface for you home set up, only as a back up or an on the go interface would be the only reason that I would purchase this. With no preamp, your sound will not be the cleanest and it will have a lot of color to it but if you are just getting ideas out to redo later on when you get to a better set up, it will work fine!
I always suggest musicians get small interfaces like this that can be plugged into any computer to work at any time. I have even used it to digitalize my old cassette tapes and record collection. The sound s not the best but it is decent to work.
For it to be as cheap and plastic like as it is, I have not had any issues with it not working or falling apart. Nor have I seen a bad review on it yet. It is well worth the 50 bucks!
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meganarma's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
2 RCA, a LINE, the other phono
1 output switchable line / phono
1 x USB
I took it for its extreme simplicity, no confisuration needed, no compatibility problem, there just intstaller audacity and it's good! I say audacity, because it's the software that comes with but it works with others too.
I use it on a PC with a duo processor 1.6 GHz, 533MHz, 2MB L2 cache
HDDrpm 80GB, 512MB Hyper memory.
I used to scan quickly and easily lives that I made on machines, and with this quality more than adequate. It was on that I dare perhaps not record an album with but to concoct mp3 file to run it on the net for example is ideal, and in any event for 45 euros is not worth do without.
For connectivity, you must return the card with an RCA cable from whatever source, after usbest cable supplied with the card.
I use Audacity, there is no driver to install, the card is recognized immediately, no configuration necessary.
We recorded a track with faith is not really a map to the recording studio but rather an interface for line input on your PC. I use it with audacity, wavelab or possibly four.
No problem installing, did configuration, no compatibility issue, you may use for MAC as well as PC.
I have been using one myself, before I had a card much more expensive but it's really not the same kind of product or the same kind of price so I do not compare.
Its strong point is its price and ease of installation and use. Really for the price (45 Euros) I found him absolutely nothing wrong.
For what I do Veur yet ie digitize any sound source with a clean hat with ease, I do it again this choice without hesitation.