Need audio interface advice
Hey there. I'm currently running my Stick through an ultrasound DI Max preamp/DI which mixes the 2 channels down to 1, which goes into my Behringer mixer, which goes into the built-in audio input on my PC.
I want to be able to separate the 2 channels of my Stick but still be able to record off the other input sources plugged into my mixer (primarily a microphone and line-level input from another computer).
I've never used one of these USB audio interfaces before, but they seem to be the way to go.
First off, as I understand it, if I use one of these then I'll need to route ALL my audio to my computer through it, right? Meaning the mixer output will have to go into the audio interface, otherwise I'll have to switch audio inputs on my computer every time I switch recording source, right?
OK, so given that I guess these nice looking 2 channel interfaces won't work for me. Also from what I can tell the hardware of the various competitors is fairly similar, but there's a big difference in driver quality from different manufacturers.
I think I've narrowed it down to Focusrite since by the reports I've found their drivers seem to be the best, and the features on the hardware seem good.http://www.focusrite.com/products/audio ... _features/
That has 2k impedence instrument level ins, which should be fine for my ACTV-2s, but I haven't ruled out getting a PASV-4 some day - is that a good impedence for it? (I know the Stickup is fairly impedence-sensitive)
Actually, Amazon has the 18i6 for $17 more than the 8i6, so maybe I'd just get that in case I ever wanted to record a ton of sources. http://www.focusrite.com/products/audio ... fications/