What audio interface should I use with a laptop with no firewire port?

I appreciate this is a basic hardware question. I dabble with Ableton, basic stuff involving audio recordings, and used to have a Dell laptop with Firewire port, to connect to a little M Audio Solo.

I recently bought a new HP Pavilion laptop, and have just realised it has no firewire port. Any tips on my options would be appreciated. I'm assuming I can't connect the Solo, as I gather a Firewire to USB cable wont work? If not, then any recommendations for a basic audio interface with a USB (or HDMI?) connection?

Or is my audio dabbling over....


gjw3 10 months ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    You will have to get an audio nterface with usb connection: simple as that. There are so many affordable interfaces out there that it would be useless to name just one.
    Try M-audio stuff or some low budget Focusrite interfaces. They are basic but good.
    But like i said: there are many many options :-)

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • KatzeMeow
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    anything by RME will do fine.. even the older ones are supported and have nicely very low latency!


    Find a used babyface or grab the babyface pro.. or even the UCX or UFX if you need more i/o . NOTE that even with the Babyface PRO now the newer version has expansion options now


    3 months ago | 0 comments

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