USB/Firewire Audio Interfaces
So what exactly are you looking for in an audio interface? If you're a hobbyist with a home rig, something simple and affordable should do just the trick - in which case, take a look at the Behringer FCA610 Firepower/USB Audio Interface. The portable size and low-latency operation of this interface makes it ideal for bedroom projects and travelling musicians. It works with both your comp's 6-pin FireWire bus or through the included external power supply; this interface also has built-in MIDI I/O to connect keyboards and other MIDI hardware. For exceptionally clear sound without breaking the bank, the FCA610 is just the answer.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with wanting the best of the best, and you'll find more than enough industry-standard audio interfaces here. Need a suggestion? Check out the MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid Audio Interface. Providing easy connectivity to any Mac or PC through your choice of USB 2.0 or Firewire, this interface offers 10 channels of crystal-clear 192 kHz analog recording and playback along with 16 channels of ADAT digital I/O and stereo S/PDIF. Or, how about the RME Fireface 802 USE/Firewire Audio Interface. This best seller is loaded with 60 channels of audio and boasts reference class converters, high-end mic preamps, a complete effects section and operation at up to 192 kHz. All this and more makes the Fireface 802 a milestone interface from RME.
Considering how many top-rated items and popular sellers make up this catalog, you should try to take your time here so you can give each model your undivided attention - after all, the USB/Firewire audio interface you ultimately choose will play a major role in your setup. Make no mistake, there's definitely something here that will make your recording savviness realized by anyone lucky enough to hear your music creations.