AU­DIO In­ter­faces

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UAD Apollo Twin MkII | from $699 Full Re­view: FM317

UA’s desk­top in­ter­face has been re­fined across the board for bet­ter sound and lower la­tency. There’s now a Quad DSP ver­sion too.

Ar­turia Au­dioFuse | £519 Full Re­view: FM321

A nicely de­signed, highly con­fig­urable in­ter­face ready to have al­most any sound source thrown at it. Its price is the only po­ten­tial down­side.

Roland Su­per UA | £409 Re­view FM314 Su­per UA does ev­ery­thing you’d ex­pect and more, and can eas­ily hold its own along­side sim­i­lar com­pact high-end in­ter­faces.

Fo­cus­rite Scar­lett 18i8 | £290 Re­view FM311 The sec­ond gen­er­a­tion ben­e­fits from in­creased preamp per­for­mance, ex­tended sam­ple rate com­pat­i­bil­ity and a bet­ter over­all sound. A qual­ity pack­age.

Fo­cus­rite Clarett 4Pre | £500 Re­view FM304 The whole Clarett range is ex­cel­lent, and this punches well above its weight in au­dio qual­ity, func­tion­al­ity and ease-of-use.

An­te­lope Orion Stu­dio | £2,345 Re­view FM304 A com­pre­hen­sive multi-chan­nel in­ter­face with 12 qual­ity mic pres, on­board DSP and very flex­i­ble I/O op­tions.

An­te­lope Au­dio Zen Tour | £1274 Re­view FM310 A high-qual­ity com­pact in­ter­face for stu­dio, re­hearsals and gigs, with ex­cel­lent built-in DSP pro­cess­ing.

Apogee El­e­ment 46 | £859 Re­view FM318 If you’re happy with your stu­dio in­ter­face be­ing con­trolled via soft­ware, Apogee’s El­e­ment range of­fers great qual­ity and fea­tures.

M-Au­dio M-Track 2x2M | £100 Re­view FM312 As bud­get au­dio in­ter­faces go, it’s hard to go wrong with M-Au­dio’s MIDI-equipped 2-in 2-out box.

Au­di­ent iD4 | £120 Re­view FM312 This com­pact in­ter­face de­liv­ers au­dio qual­ity and stripped-back func­tion­al­ity for a thor­oughly rea­son­able price. A great bud­get in­ter­face.

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