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

How to Bypass an Audio Interface Preamp (3 Clever Ways + Helpful Tips

Every audio interface that is made nowadays, especially the budget options, has a preamp built-in, and it makes sense. Having an all-in-one interface where you can plug in a microphone or any instrument and start recording is great, especially for beginners, and saves you a lot on gear. But what if you already own a preamp? Is there a way to bypass the preamp on your audio interface? The … Read more

Can You Plug a Guitar Amp into an Audio Interface? (Solved!)

Guitar amps are an absolute necessity for every guitar player. It magnifies your guitar’s tone and brings out all the subtle artifacts of your guitar’s tone. But what if you want to record your guitar amp’s sound? Can you plug it directly into an audio interface? You can plug a guitar amp into an audio interface provided the amp has a Line Output (or Line Out). Ideally, you must … Read more

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to an Audio Interface (3 Steps)

For years, music producers have been looking for ways to use Bluetooth headphones with their audio interface, but there was no way around it. Now the time is here, and with no innovation and technology improvement, it’s now possible to connect your Bluetooth headphones with an audio interface.  To connect a Bluetooth headphone with an audio interface, Connect your audio interface to your computer Plug in a Bluetooth transmitter … Read more