Which Audio Interface matches best with Live ?

Hey folks,

in your experience, which audio interfaces work best with Live as it comes to recording audio (like vocals, guitar etc.)   ?

I own a Lexicon Omega  and they don't seem to get along .... ;(

peace - Stefan


Pulsaris 6 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Mark One
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    Everyone will have a different opinion on this and I'm only going to reccomend devices I have experience of using or actually use currently. Also to narrow it down I'm going to assume that you only need one or two inputs:

    If money is no object: RME Babyface or Apogee Duet

    If you have some cash but not loads: TC Desktop Konnect 6 (Personal Recommendation)

    Cheapest (but still good): M-Audio Fast Track

    If you need more inputs the coice is harder but I would recommend you go for a MOTU device but again that's my recommendation based on actual experience, I've owned and used over 30 different interfaces over the past 15 years.

    You could also check out the free lesson given by these guys, they're really good : )



    6 years ago | 1 comment
  • aaronjgalvan
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    I can't get my fast track to work with ableton. My Mac recognizes it but ableton will not recognize it. 


    4 years ago | 0 comments
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    Apogee Drivers don't play well with Ableton. They work awesome with Logic... But for some reason I have to use a very high buffer size to keep Apogee happy working in Live.... Kinda bumms me out, I find myself working in live more and more... Still mix in Logic.... 


    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • tom49
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    I am using an old E-MU 0404usb external sound card (rather a stand alone box) from Creative Labs and because I recently bought a new Win 8 (upgraded to 8.1 meanwhile) 64bit laptop I also got an Asus Xonar U7 external sound card (box). Both work perfectly well. IMHO there isn't THE best audio card but rather down to personal preferences and your financial budget.

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • phazey
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    Always go for Quality. Go with Apogee.

    4 years ago | 1 comment
  • channelite
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    For a PC, the M-Audio Delta 2496 PCI card is cheap and solid.

    4 years ago | 0 comments

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