I. need. soundcard. for. guitar.
January 5, 2010 5:22 PM Subscribe
What's the best soundcard to record guitar and voice on a mac under $1000 CAD?
posted by ddaavviidd to technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am asking for a friend who wants to invest in a good soundcard. He plays mostly acoustic guitar, which he records through a Neumann (km183 or 184, I can't remember) most of the time, but also sometimes using pickups, to his iMac running Logic Pro 8. He also sings. Most of the time he would record a guitar track or two and then add voice, but it should be possible to record both simultaneously as well.
I've used a variety of soundcards that usually have tons of ins and outs (MOTU mk3, Digi 003) but I wonder if there are high quality soundcards with only about 4 ins (and no need for more than 4 outs) but awesome preamps. Anything that's particularly appealing for a good guitarist? Firewire would be prefered but not mandatory. He's ready to go up to about $1000.