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Wondering, how we created this list? It was pretty hard: we had to compare hundreds of various recording interface. We took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, average user score, weight, and many more. If we think that we missed something, let us know about it!

The TOP list of the best recording interface was made with careful attention to details. Our team tried to cover every important aspect of each model, including its price, material, manufacturer, and many more nuances. Nevertheless, we strongly advise you to read reviews from other users before choosing the best recording interface for you.

The 4 Best Recording Interface of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Focusrite Scarlett Solo 1. Focusrite Scarlett Solo (Editor’s Choice)
Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192khz / 24 bit.
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4.5
M-Audio M-Track 2X2 C-Series 2. M-Audio M-Track 2X2 C-Series (Best Classic Design)
24 bit/192 khz resolution for professional recording and monitoring.
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4.3
Behringer U-PHORIA 3. Behringer U-PHORIA
Behringer u-phoria umc404hd audiophile 4×4 24bit/192khz usb audio/midi interface.
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4.0
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Usb Audio Interface 4. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Usb Audio Interface
Includes bonus universal pop filter microphone wind screen with mic stand clip, monoprice 4752 premier series xlr 10′ male to xlr female 16awg gold plated cable and monoprice microphone tripod stand with boom.
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№ 1. Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) Usb Audio Interface with Pro Tools, First

Includes pro tools, first focusrite creative pack and ableton live lite, softube time and tone bundle, focusrite s red plug-in suite.2gb of loopmasters samples, and monthly focusrite plug-in collective offers, all available via download. Compatible with windows 7 and higher, and mac os x 10.10 and higher. Choice of one free xln addictive keys virtual instrument via download upon purchase and registration. Supported sample rates: 44.1 khz.48 khz.88.2 khz.96 khz.176.4 khz.192 khz; 2-year limited warranty on manufacturing defects. Stereo line outputs on rca phono for connecting to home speakers; one headphones output with gain control.

Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192khz / 24 bit; super-low latency for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for dsp (measured at 2.74ms, working at 96khz with a 32 samples buffer). One natural-sounding scarlett mic preamp with plenty of even gain; one newly-designed instrument input, designed to handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups.

 

 
PROS
Class-leading conversion
One natural-sounding scarlett mic preamp
Includes pro tools
Stereo line outputs on rca phono
CONS
My whole family could not find any defects.
 

 

 
№ 2. M-Audio M-Track 2X2 C-Series , 2-in 2-out Usb Audio Interface (24-bit 192khz)

24 bit/192 khz resolution for professional recording and monitoring. Hi-speed usb connection with usb/direct balance knob for zero-latency monitoring. Xlr + 0.25 inch trs combo input.0.25 inch instrument input, stereo 0.25 inch main outputs.0.25 inch headphone output with independent level control. Included software: pro tools, first, eleven lite, air creative fx collection (20 world-class fx au/vst plugins), strike, xpand. Includes both standard usb and usb-c connection cables.

 

 
PROS
24 bit/192 khz resolution
Included software
2-in/2-out usb audio interface
Xlr + 0.25 inch trs combo input.0.25 inch instrument input
Includes both standard usb
CONS
It is inconvenient.
 

 

 
№ 3. Behringer U-PHORIA (umc404hd) Audiophile 2×4, 24bit 192khz Usb Audio Midi Interface W Pro Dj Bundle Includes, 1 8 Trs Male to Two 1 4 Ts Male Cable and 3-pack Premier Series Xlr Male to Female Cable

Bundle includes: behringer u-phoria umc404hd audiophile 4×4 24bit/192khz usb audio/midi interface – 1/8″ trs male to two 1/4″ ts male cable.3 feet – 3x monoprice premier series xlr 10′ male to xlr female 16awg gold plated cable. Behringer u-phoria umc404hd audiophile 4×4 24bit/192khz usb audio/midi interface. When it’s time to make recording history on your mac or windows computer, plug in microphones, instruments or line level sources to the umc404hd’s 4 combination xlr/trs inputs for the ultimate in studio flexibility. Connect and communicate with midi devices to add the benefit of control surfaces to your studio workflow.

Behringer authorized dealer – includes full behringer USA warranty. Included in the box: umc404hd audio interface – power/usb cables – 3-year limited warranty.

 

 
PROS
Behringer authorized dealer
When it’s time
Included in the box
Bundle includes
CONS
It stopped working after three months of use.
 

 

 
№ 4. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Usb Audio Interface (2nd Generation) Bundle Includes Monoprice Tripod Stand with Boom, 2 Xlr 10ft Cables and Pop Filter

1/4-inch balanced jack outputs to connect professional studio monitors; one headphones output with gain control. Includes pro tools, first focusrite creative pack and ableton live lite, focusrite control, softube time and tone bundle, focusrite s red plug-in suite.2gb of loopmasters samples, and monthly focusrite plug-in collective offers. Four analog inputs: two natural-sounding scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain; two newly-designed instrument inputs, designed to handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192khz / 24 bit. Super-low latency for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for dsp (measured at 2.74ms, working at 96khz with a 32 samples buffer).

Includes bonus universal pop filter microphone wind screen with mic stand clip, monoprice 4752 premier series xlr 10′ male to xlr female 16awg gold plated cable and monoprice microphone tripod stand with boom. Focusrite authorized dealer with full warranty. Also includes pro tools first focusrite creative pack, ableton live lite software, softube’s time & tone bundle, red plug-in suite.2gb loopmasters samples, novation’s bass station virtual synthesiser.

 

 
PROS
Focusrite authorized dealer with full warranty
1/4-inch balanced jack outputs
Also includes pro tools first focusrite creative pack
Four analog inputs
CONS
Not suitable for frequent use because it is hard to maintain.
 

How long is the minimum warranty period for an average recording interface?

We recommend all our readers to buy recording interfacewith at least the two-year long warranty period. This is the optimal term for an average recording interface. Instead of overpaying for a lifetime warranty, save the money to buy a new recording interface later.

How to find out whether is recording interface that I am buying is good?

Thanks to the our site, you do not have to worry about anything. Choosing a recording interface on this site is very simple! You can check photographs. read detailed description of any specific recording interface and read various user reviews. Learn from the experience of other people!

Do good recording interfacerequire a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your recording interface, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive recording interfacemight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good recording interface is five years.

Are new recording interfacesupposed to be expensive?

The best recording interfaceare not always the most expensive. However, the bigger the price is — the better the quality of a product. This rule is also applies to recording interface, so if you want to get a good model we recommend you to not be too stingy.

What do I have to do in order to get a refund for a recording interface?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning recording interface, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

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