Best Audio Interfaces

  • FLASHBACK: Vintage Teletronix LA-2A

    “Legendary Vocal Compressor from the ’60s” YEAR 1962 HISTORY The LA-2A is considered one of the most legendary vocal compressors in recording history. I first...

  • GEAR FLASHBACK: API 550 EQ

    “Hand-Wired, Simple Design Minimizes Phase Shift” YEAR: Late 1960s HISTORY: The API 550 EQ was designed by Saul Walker in the late 1960s and was...

  • Review: iConnect MIDI

    Pros: Seemingly magical feature set, low latency, solid construction and utilitarian design. Cons: Won’t charge connected iOS devices, no support for Android devices, not bus...

  • Review: PreSonus BlueTube DP V2

      Pros: Small size, simple to use, real tube tone, affordable. Cons: None. Price: $229 Digital recording keeps refining itself with software, but the analog...

  • GEAR GUIDE: Control Surfaces

    Make Your DAW Work For You Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are great, there’s no questioning that. Every once in a while, though, staring at a...

  • GEAR GUIDE: Home Mixers

    While many programs have integrated mixers that can entail hours of clicking away to make the perfect mix, there are physical mixers that can be...

  • GEAR GUIDE: USB and Firewire Interfaces

    It is easier (and cheaper) than ever to record professional quality audio, and with the added convenience of recording gear becoming smaller with each passing...