Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs Universal Audio Volt 2: Comparison

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is, without a doubt, the most popular budget-friendly audio interfaces available today. The Universal Audio Volt 2 is a fairly new budget option audio interface that is increasingly becoming popular. This is because the Volt 2 is made by Universal Audio — a well established brand known for making premium quality audio interfaces. In this article, we’ll make a head to head comparison between the … Read more

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs Audient EVO 4: Which Should You Buy?

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 has been around for a while and is one of the most popular entry-level audio interfaces available today. Audient EVO 4 is a relatively new audio interface but increasingly gaining popularity. And in this article, we’ll discuss the similarities and differences between the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and the Audient EVO 4 in great detail to help you decide which option to go for.  Specifications Focusrite Scarlett … Read more

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs 4i4: Which One Should You Buy?

When it comes to audio interfaces, Focusrite is, without a doubt, one of the most popular brands out there. Two of their most popular audio interfaces are the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and the Scarlett 4i4. For someone looking to purchase one of these, it can be quite confusing to choose because the Scarlett 2i2 and 4i4 look quite identical but with some differences. So in this article, I’ll help … Read more

6 Great Audio interfaces with Loopback Review

Loopback is becoming increasingly popular since reaction videos, live streaming, and video conferencing are still on the rise. After reaching out to some friends who use loopback, checking out the audio interfaces of some big YouTube and twitch streamers, and doing my own research, here are six of the best audio interfaces with loopback. But first, let’s talk a little about loopback, just so we’re on the same page.  … Read more

5 Best 16-Channel Audio Interfaces Review

If you’re in the market for a 16-channel audio interface, then you’re at the right place. In this article, we’re going to talk about five of the best audio interfaces with 16 input channels, and then, more importantly, give you tips on how to choose which one is best for your audio setup. Let’s get straight into it. In a hurry? Here are my top picks: Quick Summary Things … Read more

5 Audio Interfaces with Compressor Built-in Reviewed

Compression is a very useful tool for some audio engineers when they are recording. Some prefer compressing vocals, drums, or the bass guitar before the audio signal gets to the Digital Audio Workstation (or DAW). Unfortunately, there are not many audio interfaces with built-in compressors. This is not to say they don’t exist. They do exist. But compression is not a standard feature built into many audio interfaces. So … Read more

Do Audio Interfaces Have Headphone Amps? +5 Questions Answered

Most audio interfaces have headphone amps. Audio interfaces with a headphone jack with a dedicated headphone volume knob have a built-in headphone amp. However, headphone amps in audio interfaces are usually not as powerful and quality as dedicated headphone amps. I know for a fact that many people can’t tell an audio interface from a headphone amp. And while these devices may look quite similar, they are two totally … Read more

Can Audio Interface Replace DAC? Here are the Facts!

DACs were the standard device that was required to improve the sound quality of a home theatre system or a computer. Now times have changed, and there is a new category of audio devices known as the audio interface.  A lot of newbies find it confusing which device to go for. And the most common question they ask is: can audio interfaces replace DAC? Short answer, yes. An audio … Read more

Can Audio Interface Replace Amp? (& How to Set it Up)

Perhaps you don’t want to disturb your neighbors while you are practicing guitar, or maybe you can’t fit a bulky guitar amplifier in a small space. Whatever the reason, having an alternative way to play your guitar without an amp is very helpful. One device that has probably crossed your mind as an alternative to an amp is the audio interface. However, is the audio interface a good alternative? … Read more

9 Audio Interfaces without Preamps (+ those that Bypass the Preamps)

Having an audio interface’s preamp color the sound of our recordings is what many recording engineers don’t like. For one, some of the preamps on budget audio interfaces are not that great. And secondly, many professionals have an external preamp they prefer using.  Whatever your reason, if you are looking for an audio interface without preamps, this post is for you. You will learn about audio interfaces without preamps, … Read more