USB 2.0 for audio. Does it matter?
September 27, 2010 11:07 AM Subscribe
Trying to buy a mixer with a usb interface. Is 2.0 that much better than 1.0?
posted by lumpenprole to computers & internet (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to get a better setup for recording a podcast I'm working on. I've been running a couple usb headsets right into my laptop running audacity.
In short, it sucks. No amount of high pass filter can fix how crappy it sounds. Right now I'm shopping for a small mixer than I can run into the laptop instead.
I've been looking at ones with a usb interface so I don't have to buy two things, and found some cheap ones that are cheap because they are 1.0 and not 2.0. Well, does that matter? Isn't realtime, realtime?
Guitar center tried to sell me a $250 usb interface with 6 mic ins so that I would multitrack it and use audacity as the mixer. Is this a better idea?
Price is really a factor here, so don't tell me I need a $500 rig because it's not going to happen.