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June 3, 2014

Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 FireWire Audio Interface Review

Focusrite have become one of the leading designers and manufacturers of audio interfaces in the past year and a half. Some of the most exciting, versatile, useful, and affordable audio interfaces have been coming from them, and they do not disappoint. I myself own a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 and I couldn’t be happier with the performance. Focusrite have unveiled the latest addition to their already popular interface lines with the Saffire Pro 26. This is a 18 in and 8 out Firewire or Thunderbolt interface which features four award winning Focusrite preamps and dual headphone outputs for multiple monitor mixes. Whether you have a home studio or you just want something to track you and your friends, the Saffire Pro 26 provides professional level audio recording but at a price that is affordable on nearly every budget. Let’s take a closer look at some of the standout features on …

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October 24, 2013

Apogee One Overview

As much as I would not like to be the old man on the porch talking about things in my day, I can’t help but express a deep emphasis on the fact that you kids today have things so much better than when I was trying to record my music. Nowhere is this more evident than with the Apogee One; a 2 in and 2 out audio interface that works exclusively with Apple computers and iOS devices. To get you recording right out of the box, Apogee provide you with a breakout cable that includes an XLR input and a 1/4 inch instrument input. There is also a high quality microphone built right into the interface so you can get ideas down anywhere and at anytime. You can also trust that the microphone will give you a quality recording if you want to use it for your final production.…

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June 25, 2013

RME Babyface Review

With laptop based production becoming the norm for a lot of music makers, it stands to reason that you will need a good quality interface that you can take with you wherever you go. There are certainly a lot to choose from but very few maintain a high level of quality, an element of portability, and the ability to expand when needed. The RME Babyface does all three of these things and keeps you paying a lot less when it comes to paying for the best quality.

While the RME Babyface does have some great features, there are a couple things worth taking note of before you plop down your hard earned money on a new interface. We will cover all the features you care to know about, and give our final word on whether or not the RME Babyface is the audio interface for you.

Features/Design

The RME Babyface is built …

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June 13, 2013

RME Fireface UFX Review

RME has a reputation for being one of the leading companies when it comes to high quality, analog to digital converters within their audio interfaces. A lot of high quality interfaces stop right there with the microphone preamps and the AD conversion. RME goes that extra step on the Fireface UFX by including all kinds of internal settings from FX controls to an internal DSP for recording without a computer. You also have options for adding external hardware to up the ante and give you a large volume of inputs and control. The RME Fireface UFX has been out for a couple years now, but we rediscovered its power when comparing it to the large volume of audio interfaces coming from various companies. A lot of the newer interfaces are trying to incorporate a level of portability with quality, but many fall short when compared to the RME Fireface UFX.

Of course

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March 15, 2013

Apogee Quartet Overview w/ Miles Walker

The Apogee Quartet is a 4 in and 6 out audio interface built specifically for Mac computers and even works on your iOS devices like your iPad and iPhone. While the Quartet does have a large price tag, you are getting a lot of features that go beyond just a standard audio interface. Instead of just showing you all the Quartet has to offer, we decided to take it to Parhelion studios, put it in the hands of avid Apogee user Miles Walker, and give it a test drive. He not only takes us through the features in the video but also demos the sound of the mic preamps as well as the iOS connectivity.

Miles Walker is a music producer and engineer based out of Atlanta, GA. His work can be heard on the records for mega hit makers like Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Wiz Khalifa. If you want to …