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    External Sound/Audio Hardware Suggestions
    I'm looking into getting an external sound/audio card or device, so i can plug instruments (guitar/keyboard) maybe any MIDI devices that are not USB/Firewire into my iMac, mainly to practice/perfect recording techniques in garageband/logic.

    However i'm not all that clued up as to what sort of price range/manufacturer/brand i should be looking at, i'm a beginner so don't need anything immense, and i've seen a few from M-audio but i'm not sure if there are any other manufacturers that may be worth a look?

    Any help/direction most appreciated!

    Cheers

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    Specs:
    MacBookPro 11,2 <--DAW!!!
    Search for brands like... M-Audio, Focusrite, PreSonus, Apogee, TC Electronic, Lexicon, Edirol or RME.

    The low range interface models will run you $50-$300.
    Mid range interfaces... $300-$1000
    Top o'the line... $1000 - $3000

    I've used M-Audio Firewire interfaces but my next purchase will be a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 I/O FireWire Audio Interface.
    MBP 11,3 | Logic Pro X | Ableton Live 9 | Traktor Pro 2 | AKAI MPC2000XL, X7000, MPK-49 | Roland MV-8000, SP-808, TR-707, TR-808 & TR-909 | Ensoniq ASR-10 | x0xb0x #911 & Willzyx | Denon DN-MC6000 | (3) Technics SL-1200MK1 | 4000+ vinyl records

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    That's great, thanks. Any decent websites that you would recommend i check out to look at purchasing from?, i'm in the UK it may be worth noting, although i don't mind shipping stuff over.

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    JUKE179r's Avatar
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    Depending where you are I would say Turnkey in London or Digital Village .
    At least there you can try it out before you buy.
    MBP 11,3 | Logic Pro X | Ableton Live 9 | Traktor Pro 2 | AKAI MPC2000XL, X7000, MPK-49 | Roland MV-8000, SP-808, TR-707, TR-808 & TR-909 | Ensoniq ASR-10 | x0xb0x #911 & Willzyx | Denon DN-MC6000 | (3) Technics SL-1200MK1 | 4000+ vinyl records

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