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Which USB audio Desktop interface?

hi,
I aim to get rid of my Motu 828 mk2 fw and my monicon monitor controller, so I am looking for small USB desktop audio interfaces around 1.000€ since I do not need so many I/Os anymore. Needed: very good A/D conversion, driver/IF stability, 2 Headphones out, 2 Monitors out(is there any in the price range?), 2 Mic/HiZ, stereo line in, Windows 10/Cubase 10.5 compatibility. Mainly distorted/acoustic guitar and vocals recording, drums ITB(AD2).

I looked at these three(there is a huge difference in price):

SSL 2+
Apogee Duet
Apogee Symphony Desktop

and these two:

Motu m4
UAD Twin Duo USB

Do you all have recommendations/advice?

thanks!

Last edited by lowtech; 4 weeks ago at 01:06 PM.. Reason: added the duet
Old 4 weeks ago
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hi,
I aim to get rid of my Motu 828 mk2 fw and my monicon monitor controller, so I am looking for small USB desktop audio interfaces around 1.000€ since I do not need so many I/Os anymore. Needed: very good A/D conversion, driver/IF stability, 2 Headphones out, 2 Monitors out(is there any in the price range?), 2 Mic/HiZ, stereo line in, Windows 10/Cubase 10.5 compatibility. Mainly distorted/acoustic guitar and vocals recording, drums ITB(AD2).

I looked at these three(there is a huge difference in price):

SSL 2+
Apogee Duet
Apogee Symphony Desktop

and these two:

Motu m4
UAD Twin Duo USB

Do you all have recommendations/advice?

thanks!
I am a HUGE fan of MOTU stuff. I own the 828es and absolutley love it. I have also had the opportunity to work with the ultralite mk4. Which I think will suit your needs well. It has the same DAC as the 828es. It is cheaper than the apogee stuff but not by much. Well worth the investment.
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I am a HUGE fan of MOTU stuff. I own the 828es and absolutley love it. I have also had the opportunity to work with the ultralite mk4. Which I think will suit your needs well. It has the same DAC as the 828es. It is cheaper than the apogee stuff but not by much. Well worth the investment.
thanks for the recommendation!
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