The audio interface is probably the most important piece of hardware in a modern studio.
After all, this is the piece of hardware that connects the analog, physical world with the digital world inside your computer. Without an audio interface, you’ll have a tough time plugging in a mic, MIDI keyboard, or guitar into your computer.
Connectivity is just one aspect of audio interfaces; you also need them to reduce your latency. While a number of things affect latency – including your computer’s specs – the audio interface has the biggest impact.
A good audio interface also has high quality mic preamps and robust signal processing to ensure that your recordings are the highest possible quality. The difference between a cheap $100 interface and a studio-grade $1000 interface is immense.
On this page, you can read all our audio interface reviews and lists. We’ve separated them by DAW, price, and need – just jump to the section you want below:
Based on their compatibility with different DAWs, here’s a closer look at some of the best audio interfaces on the market:
By Use Case
From home studios to live performances, here are our favorite audio interfaces for different needs
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