Scarlett 2i4 or Avid Mbox
I currently have a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 for my macbook pro going straight into pro tools 10. Being at university, i wanted to be able to keep this, but also have a small interface to take around for small location recordings, and for going home during breaks so i don't have to haul my 56 with me. I'm using pro tools 10, and i was looking for something small, portable and USB bus powered. I originally went straight to the Avid Mbox (the mid range one, not the mini or pro) as it is (i'm guessing) most likely to 'play nice' with Pro Tools, and it's USB 2.0, as opposed to 1.1. Then i saw the scarlett 2i4, which unless i'm mistaken seems to be essentially the same interface but in a Focusrite enclosure and MUCH cheaper! Can anyone confirm this? And does anyone know it works with Pro Tools and also Logic (i barely use Logic, but i still have it installed, and it would be nice to know i can still use it without a hitch). Also, does the scarlett use Focusrite's Mix Control software?
And of course, what would you guys recommend for under £200 (bearing in mind i can get education discounts!!)?
Sorry for the jumbled mass of questions towards the end, i appreciate your help!
- 15" Macbook Pro 2.2GHz i7 (late 2011), 16GB RAM (1333MHz), 240GB Vertex 3 SSD, Mac OS X 10.7.4 (Lion)
- Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56
- Pro Tools 10.3.2