10 Best Audio Interfaces For Hip Hop Producers Home Studio

10 Best Audio Interfaces For Hip Hop Music Production 

When music workflow and Hip Hop production comes to mind, a audio interface is an essential piece of equipment that every producer should have; or be thinking about getting. I will sum up the 10 best audio interfaces for Hip Hop music production. My top 10 list defines the “best” based on a couple of crucial factors: price, quality, and the user rating/review. I willl start from the bottom (#10) and work the way up to the #1 audio interface for Hip Hop production.

RME Babyface Pro 24 Channel Audio Interface

749.00
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

24 Bit /192 kHz
Total 12 in- and outputs
All inputs digitally controlled
4 Analog inputs for microphones thomann (XLR), line level and instruments (6.3 mm jack)
Microphone inputs with up to 70 dB gain, pad, overload protection and 48V phantom power
4 Analog outputs: 2x XLR and 2x output for high- and low-impedance headphones
Optical input and output - optional ADAT (SMUX supported) or SPDIF
MIDI input and output via thomann breakout cable
USB 2.0 (3.0 compatible)
RME TotalMix FX software including EQ, reverb and delay
AD / DA conversion with SteadyClock technology
Class compliant
Optimized drivers for PC and Mac
Stand alone operation possible
USB Bus poweredl
Dimensions (W x H x D): 108 x 35 x 181 mm

RME FIREFACE 802

1,777.01
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

24 Bit, 192 khz Incl. DSP mixer with EQ, dynamics and reverb 4 Analog mic preamps with gain control Remote control for inputs thomann via software 8 Analog inputs and outputs bal. jack Outputs 9/10 and 11/12 as headphone outputs and line outputs 1 x AES/EBU I/O 2 x ADAT I/O (or 1 x ADAT I/O plus 1x SPDIF I/O optical) 1 x Word Clock I/O 1 x MIDI I/O 1x Firewire 400 1x Firewire 800 1x USB 2.0 TotalMix FX Standalone function thomann with setup recall DIGICheck SteadyClock Model: 19" 1 U System requirements: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 and 8, Apple OSX 10.6 or later Incl. Opto-cable, USB cable and power cable

BEHRINGER UMC1820

249.99
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

TASCAM US-16×08

299.99
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

24 Bit / 96 kHz 16 Inputs 8 Outputs 8x Mic-input XLR 8x Line-input 6.3 mm Jack (2 of them switchable to Hi-Z) -10 thomann dB and + 4 dB Usable as stand alone mic-preamp 8x Line-input 6.3 mm Jack balanced MIDI I/O Stereo headphone output Switchable +48 V Phantom power DSP Audio mixer Compressor and 4-Band-EQ in each input channel of the DSP mixer USB Audio compliance 2.0 for the connection with iOS devices For PC/Mac Includes rack kit and power adapter

RME FIREFACE UC

1,500.00
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

36-channel interface 18x In- and outputs, simultaneously usable 24 Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Resolution 2x Mic thomann preamps with digitally controlled gain and individually switchable 48V phantom power Instrument input 8x Analog I/O ADAT I/O SPDIF I/O 2x MIDI I/O Word Clock Intelligent Clock Control SyncCheck SyncAlign SteadyClock DIGICheck and TotalMix Design: 9.5”, 1 U

UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO TWIN DUO

789.99
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

Near-zero latency recording with UAD powered plugins Includes Unison mic preamp modelling technologies 24-Bit / 192 kHz 2x SHARC DSP, all UAD plugins thomann are processed on the DSP without using CPU from the host computers 2 XLR / Jack mic / line combo inputs Hi-Z instrument input: 6.3 mm Jack 4 Line outputs: 6.3 mm Optical digital input: SPDIF / ADAT Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm Jack +48V Switchable phantom power Switchable low-cut and pad LED Meter Thunderbolt port Sturdy metal thomann housing Only for MAC OS, 10.8 or higher Thunderbolt cable not included Includes: Power supply and Realtime Analog Classics Bundle software (includes: UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ, Raw Distortion Plug-in, Softube Amp Room Essentials, 1176SE / LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy), Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy), Teletronix LA-2A Classic Levelling Amplifier thomann (Legacy), Precision Mix Rack Collection and RealVerb Pro)

UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO 8P

2,098.00
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface 24-Bit / 192 kHz Internal UAD Quad Core real-time processing 8 Unison microphone amplifiers Analogue thomann inputs: 8x Mic-/line in XLR/jack 6.3 mm combo input balanced, 2x DI Analogue outputs: 6x Line out balanced, 2x monitor out, 2x headphones Digital inputs and outputs: 2x ADAT I/O, S/PDIF, wordclock Monitor functions on the front such as Alt Speakers, Dim and Mono Up to four Apollo interfaces and up to thomann six UAD devices cascadable via Thunderbolt (Mac) Includes Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle: UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ Softube Amp Room Essentials Fairchild 670 (Legacy) UA Precision Enhancer Hz 1176SE/LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy) Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy) Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy) CS-1 Precision Channel RealVerb Pro

SCARLETT 18i20 2ND GEN

399.99
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

USB 2.0 Audio-Interface 18 In- and 20 Outputs 8 Scarlett Mic-Preamps 24 Bit/192 kHz; 8 ADAT & 8 Line-Outputs 2 thomann Main-Monitor- and 2 Headphoneoutputs Recording-Software incl. System requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10, Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite & Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan Dimensions: (HxWxD) 4,4 x 48,2 x 28,6 cm Weight: 3,27 kg

STEINBERG UR22 MK2

166.90
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

2-Channel USB 2.0 Audio Interface up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz 2x D-PRE Class-A Mic Preamp with +48V Phantom thomann Power 2x Line-Out 1/4″ TRS balanced Stereo Headphone-Out 1/4″ TRS 2x XLR/TS 1/4″Jack Combo Line-Input (switchable to Hi-Z Input on Channel 2) Class Compliant, MIDI I/O iPad compatible USB Micro Connection USB bus-powered on PC/Mac hardware based latency free Monitoring Metal-Housing compatible with Windows 7, Mac OSX and thomann iPad

FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 2i2 2ND GEN

143.00
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Last update was in: November 10, 2018 7:05 pm

2 Inputs and 2 outputs 2 Scarlett microphone preamps 24-Bit / 192 kHz USB bus powered Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.8 thomann x 17.5 x 11.5 cm Weight: 0.63 kg Pro Tools | First and Ableton Live Lite recording software included Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite and Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan

Hope this article narrows down and makes your search much better when picking your first, switching between goods or just adding up to your studio cabinet. Until the next one.

Best Audio Interfaces For Recording Guitars

In this update, we will lay out some of the best audio interfaces for rocking your guitar riffs. With focus on the budget producers, and home audio workflow, we`re going to be displaying the simple, yet most portable and high quality audio cards. First thing you need to know about plugging in your guitar to an audio interface is that you will need a thing called a Hi-Z input. Which is just a fancy word for a guitar input, or even a mic input, but if you really want to know more about it, read more at  Wikipedia here

Basically, today, with mobility, there is no sound card that will not have a 1/4″ mic and guitar input. And there are pretty good, affordable audio interfaces available for any pocket. Another key thing to consider when buying any audio interface, is latency. Now, with high-priced models, this is a piece of cake to deliver to the user. But, when budget toys, you have to be a bit more careful. Let`s check out some of the finest we could find, matching all of our budget needs.

Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface

Main specs:

  • 2 Input / 2 Output
  • Single Scarlett Microphone Preamp
  • Single Instrument/Line Input with Switch
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • Powered via USB
  • Direct Monitor Switch
  • 24-Bit/192 kHz
  • Ableton Live Lite & Pro Tools | First
  • Included Software Bundle
  • OS X and Windows Compatible 

Steinberg UR22MKII 2

Main specs:

  • 24-bit/192kHz USB 2.0 audio interface
  • 2 Class A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48-volt phantom power
  • 2 combo inputs (hi-Z switch on input 2)
  • 2 TRS outputs and headphone jack with independent level
  • iPad ready with CC Mode and additional USB mini socket
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring with Mix balance control MIDI input and output
  • Rugged all-metal housing
  • Loopback function for streaming performances live
  • Includes Cubase AI DAW software (download) for Mac and PC
  • Cubasis LE DAW app for iOS (download) included
  • Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, OS X and iPad*
  • *Requires optional Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB cable
  • *Requires external power input when connected to iPad

M-Audio M-Track 2X2 USB Audio Interface

Main specs:

  • Quality 2-channel USB interface at a budget price
  • Captures recordings in stunning 24/192 hi-fi
  • Preamps are clean, low noise, and acoustically neutral
  • XLR/TRS combo input for a microphone or keyboard
  • Dedicated 1/4″ TS instrument input for guitar and bass
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring provides a natural recording experience
  • Central monitor knob makes it fast and easy to adjust playback levels
  • Steinberg Cubase LE records and edits multitrack audio easily
  • AIR Creative FX Collection includes 20 quality plug-ins
  • AIR Mini Grand virtual instrument adds color to your arrangements
  • AIR Strike drum arranger provides a big backbeat with a human feel
  • Includes standard USB and USB-C cables

Line 6 Sonic Port Channel Audio Interface (iOS Only)

Main specs:

  • The perfect way to turn your iOS device into a complete mobile guitar rig
  • Plug your guitar, bass, keyboard, or other gear into your iOS device and get strong, clear, and full-sounding digital audio
  • Compatible with most modern iOS music apps such as GarageBand
  • Supports recording at up to 24-bit/48kHz studio-quality resolution
  • Connect headphones, studio monitors, guitar pedals, or an amplifier
  • Get 10,000 killer POD tones with the free Line 6 Mobile POD app
  • Includes both a 30-pin dock cable and a Lightning cable for maximum compatibility
  • Confirmed compatibility with iPod touch (4/5), iPhone (4/4S/5), iPad (1/2/3/4/mini)

PreSonus Audio Box iTwo

Main specs:

  • Bus powered USB audio interface for Mac, PC, and iPad
  • Low-noise, high-headroom mic preamps are perfect for recording vocals and instruments
  • Included Studio One Artist DAW software gives you a full-featured recording and mixing solution
  • Capture Duo iPad app makes it easy to record and transfer projects to your Studio One Artist DAW
  • Completely portable with no power supply required

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