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Offline Rock_on

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Need help buying an interface
« on: October 05, 2015, 12:38:10 AM »
May relative ako uuwi from u.s so sinusulit ko mkabili sa ebay ng first interface ko na pang long term use na din.

ang budget ko lang is mga 3,000 - 3,500.

so far eto nakikita ko sa ebay.

alesis io2
focusrite 2i2
m audio m track
m audio fast track
presonus audiobox 2x2
tascam 144 mk II

focusrite sana gsto ko kso hrap mkipag bid. Sa mga nakaranas na ng mga to ano experiences nyo?
asap replies sana kase bidding habol ko at yung flight.



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Re: Need help buying an interface
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 12:39:47 AM »
kung may kilala kayong nagbebenta in that range pala painform ako.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 12:42:56 AM »
Malabo ang Scarlett 2i2 for 3.5k bro.

Siguro sa mga m audio, makakatyempo ka sa classified ads. Hintay hintay ka lang hehe
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 02:19:14 AM »
ebay us laki ng chance bro. try mo

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Re: Need help buying an interface
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 11:57:14 AM »
May relative ako uuwi from u.s so sinusulit ko mkabili sa ebay ng first interface ko na pang long term use na din.

ang budget ko lang is mga 3,000 - 3,500.

so far eto nakikita ko sa ebay.

alesis io2
focusrite 2i2
m audio m track
m audio fast track
presonus audiobox 2x2
tascam 144 mk II

focusrite sana gsto ko kso hrap mkipag bid. Sa mga nakaranas na ng mga to ano experiences nyo?
asap replies sana kase bidding habol ko at yung flight.

focusrite sana. pero kung hindi ok yung m-audio m-track.yung tascam ok din.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 06:33:17 PM »
ok, ung mga taga gearslutz nagbigay ng suggestion. Behringer UMC22. Nung una naimpress ako lalo na ang gaga da ng reviews sa google.

Bigla ko naisip... kamuka nya yung focusrite Scarlett solo. Pero mas mura. $40 sya so mga around 2,000 lang sya! ayos! kaso gusto ko sana mga mala 2i2 kse for long run ko na dahil... alam nyo na... gipit.

Kung wala na tlga, hmmm... Io2, M-track (kamukang kamuka ng IO2) o tascam? pati audiobox 2x2na din

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 06:50:09 PM »
ok, ung mga taga gearslutz nagbigay ng suggestion. Behringer UMC22. Nung una naimpress ako lalo na ang gaga da ng reviews sa google.

Bigla ko naisip... kamuka nya yung focusrite Scarlett solo. Pero mas mura. $40 sya so mga around 2,000 lang sya! ayos! kaso gusto ko sana mga mala 2i2 kse for long run ko na dahil... alam nyo na... gipit.

Kung wala na tlga, hmmm... Io2, M-track (kamukang kamuka ng IO2) o tascam? pati audiobox 2x2na din

Behringer stuff is not bad. good enough, if you're not picky, but not stellar like the Focurites. It'll get you by until you get something better. But the main thing about behringer gear is how long it'll last you. buti hindi ba nasusunogyung HA400 ko but I don't expect it to outlive say a similar piece of gear from another brand. Talagang sa mixers and pro-audio sila magaling, cheap enough to be affordable and the application not critical enough to nitpick noise and reliability issues.

I own an M-Track, I can vouch for it, matibay, it sounds good, works right out of the box, and has MIDI I/O. Yung Behringer mura nga, pero ibebenta mo magkano, 1K baka mas mura pa. Yung Tascam or M-Audio maebenta mo at half price lugi ka na nun, at sure na gumagana pa yun.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 08:34:38 PM »
wow, sobrang helpful nyan. I will keep that in mind always.

Update sa auction sa eBay. bukas 6am mtatapos

$50 currently highest at wala pang bidder sa Focusrite2i2. oyeah! sagad ko sa $75 or 3,500 pesos

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2015, 08:47:20 AM »
wow, sobrang helpful nyan. I will keep that in mind always.

Update sa auction sa eBay. bukas 6am mtatapos

$50 currently highest at wala pang bidder sa Focusrite2i2. oyeah! sagad ko sa $75 or 3,500 pesos

mura na yun at that rate. good luck!  :)
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2015, 10:42:52 AM »
Sayang may nagbid ng mas mataas. Isa pa ulet meron pa.


Kamuka ng 2i2 ung behringer umc202 kaso alam ko panget daw behringer kse eh. Mukang promising yung Midas preamps ng Behringer.

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2015, 11:14:56 AM »
Sayang may nagbid ng mas mataas. Isa pa ulet meron pa.


Kamuka ng 2i2 ung behringer umc202 kaso alam ko panget daw behringer kse eh. Mukang promising yung Midas preamps ng Behringer.

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oo actually! cross sya ng 2i2 at isa pang interface na pareho yung knobs. but then we're talking about behringer, halos lahat ng products nila may kahawig. pero at least hindi naman totally patapon, usually mas noisy lang at di mo ieexpect na tatagal ng 3 years.
I'm actually thinking of getting a mixer/interface from them to piggyback on my current 2x2 setup  :)
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2015, 12:07:24 PM »
Lol, i knew it. Same din sa M-audio right?

Demn, mpapautang yta ako para isureball na yung focusrite 2i2. Long term use ko na to tsaka minsan lang mgka opportunity mkabili sa ebay.

Yung presonus audiobox 2x2 kmusta? Madami nagsasabi na maganda, madami din nagsasabi na panget.... Noisy gnun.

Kadalasan 2i2 at Steinberg UR22 kadalasan pag budget intetface itatype sa google eh.

Kaya ko lang pinupush sarili ko sa 2i2 kase sa magandang preamps at review nya tsaka mukang sulit for what it's worth.

Nung una Alesis io2 ako eh tpos may comparison sa youtube gamit guitar... Strat to be specific at ganun din guitar ko.

Gee, solid ang difference. Ampanget ng sound sa alesis. Malayo sa tunog ng strat kaya napaatras ako.

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2015, 12:13:45 PM »
Lol, i knew it. Same din sa M-audio right?

Demn, mpapautang yta ako para isureball na yung focusrite 2i2. Long term use ko na to tsaka minsan lang mgka opportunity mkabili sa ebay.

Yung presonus audiobox 2x2 kmusta? Madami nagsasabi na maganda, madami din nagsasabi na panget.... Noisy gnun.

Kadalasan 2i2 at Steinberg UR22 kadalasan pag budget intetface itatype sa google eh.

Kaya ko lang pinupush sarili ko sa 2i2 kase sa magandang preamps at review nya tsaka mukang sulit for what it's worth.

Nung una Alesis io2 ako eh tpos may comparison sa youtube gamit guitar... Strat to be specific at ganun din guitar ko.

Gee, solid ang difference. Ampanget ng sound sa alesis. Malayo sa tunog ng strat kaya napaatras ako.

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ang pinagkaiba ng M-Audio sa Behringer, mas matibay ang M-Audio kahit i-gig mo  ayos lang :lol: tsaka hindi ganun ka noisy.

ok lang mapautang dun sa focusrite basta di lalagpas ng 7k. bentahan na yun dito eh. you're paying for the clean signal and the preamps. I wouldn't trust alesis with a pure signal. Mas forte talaga nila ang controllers and other similar interfaces.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2015, 12:48:12 PM »
i tried m audio m track, hindi ko ma alala kung may phantom power yan. binenta ko din agad after 3 weeks. may kulang sa kanya it has a decent preamp pero I'm not really satisfied.
last month I started looking for a Steinberg UR22 pero wala akong makita. best option mo dito kung magandang preamp hanap mo is 2i2. Sale pa sa jbmusic 6k ata. 2i4 kinuha ko and pareho ata sila ng preamp tulad ng 2i2. panalong panalo lalo na mga software na kasama. kung sa guitar mo yan gagamitin, hinding hindi ka mag sisisi.

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2015, 12:55:41 PM »
i tried m audio m track, hindi ko ma alala kung may phantom power yan. binenta ko din agad after 3 weeks. may kulang sa kanya it has a decent preamp pero I'm not really satisfied.
last month I started looking for a Steinberg UR22 pero wala akong makita. best option mo dito kung magandang preamp hanap mo is 2i2. Sale pa sa jbmusic 6k ata. 2i4 kinuha ko and pareho ata sila ng preamp tulad ng 2i2. panalong panalo lalo na mga software na kasama. kung sa guitar mo yan gagamitin, hinding hindi ka mag sisisi.

yeah may phantom power yung M-Track. yung preamps nya transparent, hindi sya "whoah" preamp. It works for me though kasi puro dry signal for processing naman ang ginagawa ko. but for stuff like guitar, whether mic'd or DI, mas maganda talaga yung preamps ng focusrite.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2015, 08:47:13 PM »
Thanks sa mga knowledge. First interface ko kase to at gaya nga ng sabi ko... Long yerm use ko na to hanggang sa kumita ako.

Ngaun ko lang nalaman na Controllers ang specialty ng Alesis at di nman pla gnun kanoisy ang M-Audio, sadyang transparent lang.

Sge, dahil sinabi mong okay lang mapautang sa 2i2... Why not. Ang brand new nya sa ebay is $100. Round off nten sa Php 50 ang $1

Bale Php 5000 lang. Walang kaluge hahahaha

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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2015, 08:45:04 AM »
Thanks sa mga knowledge. First interface ko kase to at gaya nga ng sabi ko... Long yerm use ko na to hanggang sa kumita ako.

Ngaun ko lang nalaman na Controllers ang specialty ng Alesis at di nman pla gnun kanoisy ang M-Audio, sadyang transparent lang.

Sge, dahil sinabi mong okay lang mapautang sa 2i2... Why not. Ang brand new nya sa ebay is $100. Round off nten sa Php 50 ang $1

Bale Php 5000 lang. Walang kaluge hahahaha

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panalo na presyo nyan basta di lagpas ng 7k including shipping!
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2015, 03:08:05 PM »
panalo na presyo nyan basta di lagpas ng 7k including shipping!
Sir you might wanna see this catalog

Sale stuff ng JB Music
5k ang M Audio M-track 6.8k ang Focusrite 2i2

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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2015, 10:50:21 PM »
Argh kainis hahaha or di naman xD salamat sa mga taga gearslutz at dahil di pa tapos yung auction sa ebay may chance pa ako makapagpalit ng bibilhin.

Ang cons daw sa 2i2 pag sa guitar use is madaling magclip. Kahit daw nakababa na ung gain knob may 10dB gain pdin daw.

Yung Behringer sinuggest nya, kaso Behringer UMC22... Eh nabenta na din yung iPod ko ngaun lang. UMC202 nalang at kamuka pa ng 2i2 with extra padding feature.

Nung una mejo napapangitan ako sa Behringer kase gaya gaya lang at mura product so nakakapekto sa perceived value na panget lang sya gnun.

Kaso etong state-of-the-arstate-of-the-art "MIDAS" preamps nila panglaban nila eh

Tapos mas mura pa! Sooo, eto habang naghihintay matapos ang auction kuha kuha ulet opinions at basa basa reviews

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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2015, 01:55:01 AM »
Update:

Gumawa ng comparison yung isang taga Gearslutz... Di kayo makakapaniwala

Panis yung Focusrite Scarlett 2i4! Na same preamps sa 2i2

Tatlong blind test gamit ito:

Audient id22
Focusrite 2i4
Behringer ADA8200

SAME not similar lang daw yung preamps ng Behringer ADA8200 sa UMC22 at UMC202.
 
Yung Audient id22 similar ang sound sa ADA8200... Compared using crappy earbuds at headphones lang kaya di mo madidistinguish exactly...  Pero kahit ganun, talo talaga yung Focusrite 2i4 nakaka turn off. Super dull compare sa dalawa.

Yung features ng UMC202 meron palang sa 2i4... Walang padding yung 2i2 pero UMC202 meron na.

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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2015, 02:13:03 AM »
Edi go for the behringer na bro  :-D :-D
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2015, 02:15:46 AM »
Totally! Hahahaha iloveyou all sa mga nagtyaga magbigay ng nalalaman nila dahil kung hinde, ligaw na ligaw ako

Atleast unti unti ko napaliit ng napaliit choices ko

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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2015, 05:23:22 AM »
Update:

Gumawa ng comparison yung isang taga Gearslutz... Di kayo makakapaniwala

Panis yung Focusrite Scarlett 2i4! Na same preamps sa 2i2

Tatlong blind test gamit ito:

Audient id22
Focusrite 2i4
Behringer ADA8200

SAME not similar lang daw yung preamps ng Behringer ADA8200 sa UMC22 at UMC202.
 
Yung Audient id22 similar ang sound sa ADA8200... Compared using crappy earbuds at headphones lang kaya di mo madidistinguish exactly...  Pero kahit ganun, talo talaga yung Focusrite 2i4 nakaka turn off. Super dull compare sa dalawa.

Yung features ng UMC202 meron palang sa 2i4... Walang padding yung 2i2 pero UMC202 meron na.

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well, if you are not going to use MIDI I/O or if hindi mo kailangan ng RCA unbalanced output there's no reason para ma disappoint sa 2i4
choosing an audio interface is not all about the preamp.. depende din yan sa pag gagamitan mo.. at sa mga kailangan mo
OS Compatibility, Support, Drivers and updates, software bundles, plugins , I/O, etc.. kung anu sir yung na pipisil ng puso mo dun ka.  :-D :-D

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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2015, 08:54:51 AM »
Hay, para nakong ewan kakapalit palit ng decision.

May nakita akong UMC202HD worth 4,000 kung icoconvert.

Tapos biglang may secondhand na UR22 ng steinberg for 4,000 pesos lang din.

Litong lito nako. Hay -_- pag kelan nakapagdecide nako laging may lumalabas na isa pa.

Date sa 2i2 biglang labas ng UMC202, tapos ngaun biglang labas ng secondhand na UR22.

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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2015, 09:52:28 AM »
Hay, para nakong ewan kakapalit palit ng decision.

May nakita akong UMC202HD worth 4,000 kung icoconvert.

Tapos biglang may secondhand na UR22 ng steinberg for 4,000 pesos lang din.

Litong lito nako. Hay -_- pag kelan nakapagdecide nako laging may lumalabas na isa pa.

Date sa 2i2 biglang labas ng UMC202, tapos ngaun biglang labas ng secondhand na UR22.

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Ganto ah, even if the Focusrite preamps are supposedly better, at this price range, wala namang pro-level preamps dyan. By that I mean, ultimately, tulad ng sabi ni robinonibor, mas pagtuunan mo na ng pansin yung features ng product mismo: price, build quality, number of I/O, what types of I/O, phantom power, pads, power supply, headroom.

Ako masaya ako sa M-Audio M-Track ko. di nga ako naka Saffire, pero solb ako sa I/O ko dahil may MIDI nang kasama for less than the price of a Focusrite or the newer M-Audio/Avid products. The improvement of the sound quality because of the preamp is icing on the cake because at this price level madaling matanggal yung advantage nun.
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