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Posted on: April 12, 2019 @ 09:45 PM
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Does anybody know of a cheap good quality USB-Midi interface to use with my MAC Book Pro for live situations in which I can send audio to the PA system and in separate output a click to the drummer for him to play along sequences ?

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Posted on: April 13, 2019 @ 11:44 AM
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If you mean an Audio Interface with MIDI functionality, then a great inexpensive interface would be a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4. (2nd Gen)

https://focusrite.com/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-2i4

It seems to meet your needs::

USB to your computer.

MIDI IN and Out.

Alongside its main outputs, has 4 mono or 2 stereo line outputs for separate cue mixes.

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Posted on: April 14, 2019 @ 12:15 PM
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philwoodmusic - 13 April 2019 11:44 AM

If you mean an Audio Interface with MIDI functionality, then a great inexpensive interface would be a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4. (2nd Gen)

https://focusrite.com/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-2i4

It seems to meet your needs::

USB to your computer.

MIDI IN and Out.

Alongside its main outputs, has 4 mono or 2 stereo line outputs for separate cue mixes.

Thanks for the info, if I also want to use MIDI do you think the BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC404HD could be a good option ?

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Posted on: April 14, 2019 @ 12:39 PM
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I’m sure it would be fine, but it may be way more than you need in terms of features.

It has way more features than the Focusrite but somehow costs less.

I would take a Focusrite product over Behringer from personal experience. They’re better built, have better preamps and generally sound better.

There is nothing wrong with Behringer products at all, though.

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Posted on: April 14, 2019 @ 12:56 PM
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philwoodmusic - 14 April 2019 12:39 PM

I’m sure it would be fine, but it may be way more than you need in terms of features.

It has way more features than the Focusrite but somehow costs less.

I would take a Focusrite product over Behringer from personal experience. They’re better built, have better preamps and generally sound better.

There is nothing wrong with Behringer products at all, though.

How about the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools ? Even though I don’t use Pro-tools, but it has MIDI.

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Posted on: April 14, 2019 @ 01:59 PM
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Pro Tools would be fine.

As would any other major DAW.

I generally do my MIDI recording and editing in Logic and then use Pro Tools to mix audio.  I find the midi side of Pro Tools a bit annoying.  It’s fine, but it is a much more recent bolt on to Pro Tools.  I’m not a fan of the midi user interface and find it quite difficult to look at.

Logic and Cubase have the pedigree for MIDI functionality and editing.

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Posted on: April 15, 2019 @ 06:55 AM
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