External Audio Interfaces reviews

  • Apogee Duet 2 Review
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    Apogee Duet 2 Review - The Duet at its Apogee?

    08/26/11

    About four years ago, Apogee launched a digital audio FireWire interface called Duet that offered two analog ins and outs. In the meantime, competitors have brought out some very interesting products, especially RME with its attractive Babyface. The brand with the violet logo couldn't keep its arms crossed so they launched an improved version 2. T…

  • AVID Mbox Pro 3 Review
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    AVID Mbox Pro 3 Review - The New Mbox

    07/09/11

    AVID, formerly Digidesign, took advantage of last year's re-branding to present the third generation of its digital audio budget interfaces: the Mbox series. Today, we'll give the Mbox Pro a try, the biggest member of the family.

  • RME Babyface Review
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    RME Babyface Review - USBaby

    12/06/10

    Most manufacturers have been adding compact audio interfaces to their product range for several years, and now is time for RME and its Babyface. Many mobile musicians and sound engineers have been eagerly waiting for this new USB2 compatible interface...

  • RME FireFace UFX Review
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    RME FireFace UFX Review - Weapon of Massive Recording

    11/21/10

    Six years after the FireFace 800, RME hits the external audio interface market again with a new flagship product: the FireFace UFX, which doesn't really replace its big brother — it outright and blatantly outclasses it. Focus on what could be the ultimate interface.

  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP Review
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    Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP Review - A Jewel Called Saffire

    08/29/10

    The FireWire digital audio interface market is somewhat saturated with products like the M-Audio ProFire610 or the TC Electronic Impact Twin which we already tested here at AudioFanzine — now is the time to pick at Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP...

  • Line 6 POD Studio UX2: The Test
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    Line 6 POD Studio UX2: The Test - Back in Black

    03/20/09

    Well known for its guitar amp simulators, Line 6 has recently updated its Toneport range of audio interfaces, and renamed it POD Studio while they were at it. Let's take a look at the new UX2 and see what changes have been made.

  • Zoom Stack Package: The Test
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    Zoom Stack Package: The Test - Tube or not tube

    01/03/09

    Though the concept may not be original, Zoom has come out with an interesting interface that provides guitarists and bassists with an intuitive software/hardware setup, but with a twist: an integrated vacuum tube. In recent years there have been quite a few interface choices for guitarists and bassists, especially from line 6, but Zoom’s take on t…

  • M-Audio Profire 2626: The Test
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    M-Audio Profire 2626: The Test - M-Audio Strikes Again

    11/28/08

    With no fewer than 26 inputs, 26 outputs, 8 integrated Octane microphone preamps, and ProTools M-Powered compatibility, the latest interface from M-Audio aims to find its niche in the category of intermediate-level FireWire audio interfaces. Should the competition be worried?

  • M-Audio's Fast Track Ultra: The Test
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    M-Audio's Fast Track Ultra: The Test - Ultra affordable

    07/16/08

    M-Audio recently presented their latest addition to the Fast Track family: the Ultra, a USB audio interface with 4 Octane preamps, integrated effects, and advanced routing. Is it a worthy successor to the Fast Track dynasty? Lets take a look…

  • E-MU's Tracker Pre - The Test
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    E-MU's Tracker Pre - The Test - E-MU Tracker Pre USB 2.0

    05/22/08

    In a world of myriad low-cost audio interfaces, E-MU has made a bold move with it’s new Tracker Pre USB 2.0. Though somewhat similar to it’s predecessor, the 0202 USB 2.0, the Tracker Pre has created a stir due to E-MU’s new CurrentMorph circuit design, which allows the Tracker Pre to offer +48V phantom power and the use of its converters (24-bit/…