Originally Posted by Hollywood Hanoi
I came in the thread to recommend the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 or the Line 6 Toneport ux2, looks like youre ahead of me there
Theyre both grand for tracking basic ideas, i have the Line 6 but the focusrite has a couple of advantages such as recording dry then adding effects later, loads of extra effects can be bought or downloaded free. Ive mostly used Sequel and Ableton Live and they were both fine, you can always find full versions of Cubase or Ableton for download on the sly, easy to get your head round and you dont even technically need the Pod with them, or Reaper which is just as good and free anyway. Most laptops work fine with a two input USB device. One of these days Im gonna finally have to learn Pro-Tools though, the more knowledgeable techies I know all swear by it.
Yeah, I've been researching a multitude of audio interfaces the last few weeks and it seems to be the Focusrite that gets the most thumbs up.
HOWEVER...off on a slight tangent, very recently I've been having my eye on some kind of multi effects pedal to dick around on and experiment with (my digital hatin' ass would have laughed at this idea a few weeks back). Not gonna bother using any Multi FX distortion 'models' though as my RAT gives me all the sweet tone I need, but mainly for the delays, reverbs, phasers, trems etc.
The Zoom G3X in particular looks the fucking business for the price (£140 is a snip considering how steep the competition is), and plus it doubles up as an audio interface and also includes Cubase LE. Might have to include this on my Christmas list to Santa.