How Many Inputs Do I Need on My Audio Interface?

Audio interfaces are a big topic in music production. There are a lot of things to learn and much information to take in. Not only that, but there are a huge number of choices when buying them. It’s sometimes difficult to know where to begin. One a question that comes up a lot is ‘how … Read more

Is an Audio Interface a DI Box?

Audio interfaces are not only multifunctional, they work magic. Allowing you to connect microphones, instruments, headphones, studio monitors, and plenty of other external audio gear. They convert analog and digital signals, amplify weak ones, all whilst processing and recording high-quality audio. They are the epicentre of any recording studio. But is an audio interface a … Read more

Is an Audio Interface a Sound Card?

I remember when I first got my audio interface. There were a lot of buttons, controls, and words that I didn’t really understand the meaning of. It took me some time to get to grips with some of the more technical terms that come with the territory. You’re here because you’re wondering about sound cards. … Read more

Is an Audio Interface a Preamp?

Audio interfaces are the heart of any recording studio. They’re the in-between device between from your computer to your microphones, instruments, speakers, headphones, and other audio gear. Without them you wouldn’t be able to record high-quality music, or route audio as you desire. But is an audio interface a preamp? In this article answer your … Read more

Is an Audio Interface a Headphone Amp?

Audio interfaces have lots of physical components specifically designed for audio and music production. This includes analog and digital converters, inputs/outputs, a preamp, gain and volume controls. But what about a headphone amp? Is an audio interface a headphone or amp? In this article I’m going to explain what a headphone amp is, how it … Read more

Does an Audio Interface Reduce Latency?

Latency can be a real issue during recording. You spend time setting up your microphone or instrument, getting in a comfortable position ready to record the perfect take, you breathe, press record and start playing. All of a sudden you hear a delay in your headphones. What’s the culprit? Audio latency. Trying to record with … Read more

Does an Audio Interface Improve Sound Quality?

Audio interfaces are capable of a lot. They’re an essential device in any recording studio, allowing you to connect microphones, instruments, external audio gear like headphones, studio monitors, and effects units. Without one you wouldn’t be able to record music or route audio elsewhere. But does an audio interface improve sound quality? That’s an important … Read more

What is a Bus Powered Audio Interface?

If you want to record any form of audio or music at home, then you need an audio interface. I’ve owned a fair few in my time, but before I knew anything about audio production, I had a tonne of questions. There is a lot going on in an audio interface and many things to … Read more