[ardour-users] portable 2 (or more) channel audio interface recommendations?

Dan Tepper dan at wintaper.com
Tue May 22 13:59:57 PDT 2007

if it were me - for 2 tracks - i'd get one of those new flash recorders
- way easier to deal with than computer + interface. and smaller.

Justin M. Streiner wrote:
> I'm looking for recommendations on a portable 2-channel audio interface 
> that I can use for recording live shows.  I'll be heading off to Bonnaroo 
> next month and am planning to take my laptop with me to record some shows.
> I need:
> 2 simultaneous XLR inputs, both phantom power capable
> small size/light weight since I'll be packing everything in to the show
> low power consumption
> firewire interface is preferred
> 24-bit / 48 KHz or better
> something that plays nicely with Ardour under Linux :)
> an integrated high-pass filter would be nice, but I can just use an HPF
>    plug-in in Ardour...
> The MOTU Ultralite looks very good, but I know MOTU hasn't been especially 
> friendly to Linux audio development efforts, and it's also a little on the 
> expensive side.
> Any recommendations or experiences are definitely appreciated.
> I plan on using a pair of AT3031s to get the sound into the box - they're 
> small and have a great frequency response for the price.  AT4041s are a 
> possibility too, but they're too sensitive for outdoor applications - 
> wind noise becomes a problem.
> jms
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