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From Fast Track 2 to Scarlette 2i2?
Old 24th April 2013
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From Fast Track 2 to Scarlette 2i2?

Hello to all.
New user looking for some advice before I make a purchase.

I currently do a lot of home studio recording and after a year of using the Fast track 2 can safely say I'm ready for a new interface. My question to you guys is with a budget of 150 quid is it worth purchasing the Focusrite 2i2 or is the difference in pre amps/sound quality not enough for me to shed out the cash until I have a significant amount more.

I understand the higher end stuff is where you would see a clear difference but for now I would just like a nice clean, clear and warm sound for independent promotional projects.

I've had a nightmare of a time with the fast track with relation to not enough gain, poor drivers, randomly conking out and a flat cold and dull sound from the pres.

My room is treated to a decent level and level of mixing is ok too. I record a lot of hip hop, rnb vocals and neo soul singers.

Any advice or recommendations would be much appreciated.

I use Cubase 5
AT4040 Condenser
Toshiba satellite c350 - i5 (windows 8 64 bit)
Old 24th April 2013
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Nope, it will not significantly change your sound. You practically won't hear any difference.
Old 24th April 2013
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Ok thanks, so would you recommend something around this budget that would be more reliable and clean sounding to replace the Fast track even if there isn't a significant difference in sound quality? Anything that will compliment the condenser?
Old 24th April 2013
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Ok thanks, so would you recommend something around this budget that would be more reliable and clean sounding to replace the Fast track even if there isn't a significant difference in sound quality? Anything that will compliment the condenser?
It's a bit over your budget, but, especially if you do a lot of rap (but it works on a wide range of vocals), get a Shure SM7b.
Old 24th April 2013
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Thanks for the advice, I think im going to stick with the at4040 condenser for now but ill bare that in mind. Just out of curiosity have you heard of the emu 0404, was thinking this might have been a good option
Old 24th April 2013
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