I have always got lots of info from this great forum, but now it's time to get a bit more personal here
I'm going for an upgrade from my current home studio, since i'm going to move it to a new location (a ww2 bunker with 2 separate rooms, so room 1 is going to be the control room and room 2 the recording one). I already produced some metal/rock albums of various bands in the past 6-7 years and even used to do some recording and engineering for tv commercials. Currently i do some acoustic treatment in the new studio. As soon as this is acomplished i'm going to move my gear to the new location. I'm going to basically record extreme metal music, rock music, audio-books and commercials.
I am now looking for a new interface and a new set of monitors.
I was planning to buy the KS Digital c88's since i love the way they sound and the guy at the store told me that i should replace my saffire pro 40 with another interface, because the saffire wouldn't handle the quality of the c88's. Now i know that the pro40 is rather a midrange-quality interface, but i like it's I/O a lot. So i'd like to know, which interface would do a considerably better job then the saffire under 2K (euro) or should i rather look for a quality ad/da converter and for some preamps/channel strips?
my current gear:
host: windows pc (silentmaxx, soundless)
Interfaces: Saffire Pro 40, Tascam US-122, Zoom H4N
Monitors: KRK VXT8, KRK RP5, Kenwood stereo,
Headphones: lots of them, the main one's are the AKG K271 MKII
Preamps/Channelstrips: Joemeek TwinQ, Focusrite ISA one, Presonus Tube Pre
There are also lots and lots of microphones, instruments, midi controllers, outboard fx, gates, some amps and cabs and periphery and so on.
My current room is treated with some diy rockwool panels and sounds quite neutral. The new one will be treated a bit more agressive
So i need an audio interface that one could consider a serious upgrade to my current setup. Not only the overall quality is important but the I/O flexibility as well, for i'm using a lot of outboard stuff and do multritrack recordings.
Thank you very much!