The basis for the recommendations of specific audio interfaces is derived from French Audiofanzine fans. The participating community rated USB audio interfaces along a variety of quality indicators. Focusrite was given the highest rating while the author of this article provided possible reasons Focusrite is so popular. There are four interfaces mentioned and each of these is discussed in detail with the basis of their ratings explained. The article and ratings of devices is intended to assist consumers with finding the best value for their money.
- First place goes to the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, 2i4, and 6i6 for their high quality entry level products with different outputs depending on the model
- Second place goes to the Steinberg UR22 and UR242 due to the built-in DSP and attention to detail when manufacturing
- Rounding out third is the Audient ID14 which is only $300 and includes Cubasis LE 2 and Cubase LE along with plugins
“The cherry on the cake is that, besides Pro Tools First and Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite also includes in its bundles the Red 2 & 3 plug-in collections, an Addictive Keys piano of your choice, the Novation Bass Station synth, the Softube Time & Tone pack, and 2 Gb of samples by Loopmasters.”