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Hi everyone, I think this has been covered but I couldn't find the thread,
I am travelling a bit now and am looking for a Interface that I can use with my Macbook USB , I will use headphones and an electric bass ( cricket bat ),

I was looking at the Apogee one , any tips will be greatly appreciated ,

thanks

Wade

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I use Focusrite 2i2.It came with Ableton live 9 lite. Pretty cool once you learn how to use it.
I use it on Windows 7 but most you tube lessons are with Mac.

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Apogee one is fantastic, both the older and the newer versions. Can't go wrong, especially with a mac. I use one as an alternative to my main RME interface and to be honest I prefer how the Apogee sounds (one day plan to get the Ensemble!). Subtle differences, but really can't say enough good things about the One.

Also the built in mic is very decent. got some nice acoustic recordings done with it. Good pre / DI, too.

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^ Either of the above suggestions are great :)

If you want something even more pocket-size, have a look at:

[b][url="http://rocksmith.ubi.com/rocksmith/en-gb/products/"]Rocksmith Real Tone Cable[/url][/b] - it's intended for use with the Rocksmith video game, but it's basically a USB guitar lead that you can use to record into Audacity or pretty much any DAW software (USB on one end, standard 1/4" jack plug on the other). The quality isn't fantastic, but it's certainly 'good enough'. You can pick one up for £20 or so if you shop around.

[b][url="http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/amplitubeios/"]Amplitube[/url] mobile App plus an [url="http://www.lightinthebox.com/audio-interface-amp-irig-system-guitar-effects-pedal-for-iphone-ipad_p4071355.html?currency=GBP&litb_from=paid_adwords_shopping&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&adword_mt=&adword_ct=84187195634&adword_kw=&adword_pos=1o4&adword_pl=&adword_net=g&adword_tar=&adw_src_id=1810908567_301579154_21687113474_pla-78632005276&gclid=CPaYwYXkvcwCFRSeGwodN3UGYw"]iRig[/url] adaptor. [/b]You plug the adaptor into your phone's headphone socket; plug your headphones and 1/4" jack lead into the adaptor; launch the App you have you a mini amp sim and recording/mixing package in your pocket! Again, the sound quality won't win any awards but it's far from shabby. The adaptor costs less than a fiver and I think the App is around £10 last time I checked.

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Yes, a USB - Jack cable can cost just a little over a fiver from Amazon (other sources are available...)...

[url="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-Guitar-Recording-Cable-Adaptor/dp/B00JVDJOJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462279728&sr=8-1&keywords=guitar+usb+cable"]Guitar/Bass USB - Jack cable for recording...[/url]

I have an Alesis one, which I used before investing in an interface; no problems with it, and certainly up to the job I got it for. Cheap, portable, robust, decent quality sound...

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[quote name='Skol303' timestamp='1462274452' post='3041588']
^ Either of the above suggestions are great :)

If you want something even more pocket-size, have a look at:

[b][url="http://rocksmith.ubi.com/rocksmith/en-gb/products/"]Rocksmith Real Tone Cable[/url][/b] - it's intended for use with the Rocksmith video game, but it's basically a USB guitar lead that you can use to record into Audacity or pretty much any DAW software (USB on one end, standard 1/4" jack plug on the other). The quality isn't fantastic, but it's certainly 'good enough'. You can pick one up for £20 or so if you shop around.

[b][url="http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/amplitubeios/"]Amplitube[/url] mobile App plus an [url="http://www.lightinthebox.com/audio-interface-amp-irig-system-guitar-effects-pedal-for-iphone-ipad_p4071355.html?currency=GBP&litb_from=paid_adwords_shopping&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&adword_mt=&adword_ct=84187195634&adword_kw=&adword_pos=1o4&adword_pl=&adword_net=g&adword_tar=&adw_src_id=1810908567_301579154_21687113474_pla-78632005276&gclid=CPaYwYXkvcwCFRSeGwodN3UGYw"]iRig[/url] adaptor. [/b]You plug the adaptor into your phone's headphone socket; plug your headphones and 1/4" jack lead into the adaptor; launch the App you have you a mini amp sim and recording/mixing package in your pocket! Again, the sound quality won't win any awards but it's far from shabby. The adaptor costs less than a fiver and I think the App is around £10 last time I checked.
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Wow... Awesome advice.... I've been schooled. You learned me. Both of those sound awesome. I will check them out as I'm looking for something exactly like this.

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[quote name='the boy' timestamp='1462313290' post='3042127']
Wow... Awesome advice.... I've been schooled. You learned me. Both of those sound awesome. I will check them out as I'm looking for something exactly like this.
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:thank_you: Amplitude and iRig is a lot of fun... especially as there are various options for FX and rudimentary mixing. I used it to record the b-line for this version of Haitian Fight Song, some time ago now...

[url="http://soundcloud.com/skollob/haitian-fight-song-youtube"]http://soundcloud.co...ht-song-youtube[/url]

Also check out Dad3353's option for the USB jack [i](above)[/i]. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks considerably cheaper than the Rocksmith cable.

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Have a look at the NI Komplete Audio 6 too. Fits in front of my macbook case & powers off the USB. Has 4 audio in/out, SPDIF in/out & MIDI in/out.
Solid bit of kit too.

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