Choosing an audio interface can be a difficult task. With so many different models and specifications, how do you know that you're making the right choice? Of course, the best way to find out more is always to drop into our pro-music superstore in Bournemouth or give us a call on 01202 597180, and we will be happy to offer our expert recommendations based on your needs.
However, Focusrite is a name that you'll often hear us recommend, and with a range of interfaces to suit most needs, they have created a video that should make it easier for you to make an informed choice if you're considering an interface from their USB line. Simply press 'play' on the video below and then click on the image of the interface that you want to find out more about. Simples!
Focusrite's Scarlett and Saffire interfaces have been adopted by many professional and home recording artists and producers across the world. Given their price, the quality of the preamps and converters on these units have made them into two of the most popular interface ranges ever! However, whilst the Scarlett line has seen a number of new models introduced recently, the Saffire range has remained largely the same for a good few years now. So, with the newer Scarlett models providing USB 2.0 alternatives to many of the interfaces in the Saffire range, does this mean that the Saffires are edging closer towards discontinuation? Read on and we'll bust the myths and explain the differences between these popular lines...
The Scarlett 18i20 is a beautifully crafted audio/MIDI interface with 8 fantastic-sounding microphone preamps, 10 analogue line outputs, plus a host of digital connectivity, offering 18 inputs and 20 outputs in total! It's an ideal product for any home studio that requires plenty of connectivity.
We were recently joined by Chris Calcutt from Focusrite Novation who talked us through their new Scarlett 18i20 interface! With 8 analogue inputs/mic pres, 10 analogue outputs, plus S/PDIF and ADAT connectivity, this powerful USB 2.0 interface can provide a maximum of 18 inputs and 20 outputs! It even ships with Mix Control software, which allows you to configure all the routings of the interface with ease!