If you’re here right now, you definitely don’t mess around when it comes to professional audio gear. In terms of audio interfaces, it’s one of the biggest ranges it terms of features, quality and prices we’ve seen in the market. Unlike others pieces of gear out there, the gap is pretty huge, so when it comes to a pro interface, we hope you know what you’re doing. Today we are taking a look at RME Audio‘s brand new audio interface, the Babyface Pro. With 192 kHz quality, 24-channel, USB 2.0 bus-powered and some newly designed ins and outs, this thing is pretty fancy and really uplifts your setup. Let’s take a look at it in details.
We’ve all mainly known Arturia music gear for their amazing synths and software sounds, but they’ve recently come out with an intriguing audio interface that we just couldn’t ignore. It’s considered “next-gen” as there’s nothing quite like it out there at the moment. Some MOTU models perhaps can compare, but this particular interface is made for consolidation and basically jam-packing every and anything you can think of that can come with an audio interface. With 14 in\out channels, 4 analog in\out and 3-port USB hub, this thing may have too many features for you, which is never something to complain about when it comes down to it. Let’s look at it in detail.
We all know the power that Avid Pro Tools brings us, and if you’re pairing it up with some gear you’re going to want the best of the best. What’s even more pleasurable here is knowing that another popular brand, Apogee Electronics, known for bringing extremely high quality audio interfaces in particular has paired up with Avid to bring us some new gear. It’s a part of their “Avid Everywhere” program they’ve recently introduced and in our opinion is very smart marketing. They allow even more specific gear to be accustomed to software, which is only a plus for us gear heads. This particular audio interface is super powerful and most noticeably has some of the best audio quality we’ve heard. You get multiple ins and outs in their breakout cable along with USB connectivity to work with both Mac and PC, as well as some LED visualization to give us a very complete package. Did we mention that it comes with Pro Tools 11 as well? Let’s take a further look into the Avid Pro Tools Duet audio interface.
The music gear world has gotten a nice combination of two favorites of ours, a Novation and Focusrite product to bring us a high quality audio interface and USB hub. Novation really has their their stuff together and has continued to impress us year in and year out becoming one of our favorite brands in the entire industry. The Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface is a very solid piece of machinery, offering users a combined audio interface plus USB hub that has the audio quality of Focusrite interfaces. The various ins and outs really let us organize all of our USB gear in one place and if you’re looking for an interface at the same time, this may be for you. The low-latency and overall warm quality Focusrite products give us in our experience make it worth it. Let’s look into more detail.
One of our favorite creators of audio equipment, Focusrite, has added an additional model to one of the most popular collections of gear in the market, the Scarlett audio interface series. The Scarlett Solo audio interface is a more simpler and convenient approach towards recording your sounds as compared to their other solutions. We’ve got the basic necessities with this one: if it’s what you need,it’s what you should buy. You get your basic essentials; an XLR and 1/4″ input, RCA outs for some studio monitors, as well as extra connectivity for your guitar, bass or keys. We love it because of it’s raw capabilities that doesn’t offer any extra software or features we don’t need to justify a high price.