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You won’t be able to control phantom power settings for each individual input. The single +48v switch activates or deactivates phantom power for both input channels so you need to be aware of the mics connected to the interface before turning the feature on. See More
The UR22MKII is more affordable than other similar options, yet you get a lot of features like quality pre-amps, mix balance monitoring, MIDI I/O and more. Other similarly-priced or more expensive options do not have this feature set. See More
Theoretically, you’ll be able to record higher quality audio with this interface compared to most of the other options in this price category. The UR22 MkII is capable of 192 kHz recordings while other options usually top out at 96 kHz. See More
The UR2 MkII can be used to record audio directly to an iPhone or iPad. At the back of the interface is a power switch selector. When recording with an iDevice, you’ll have to move the power switch to the micro-USB connector. You’ll need a suitable power supply and a Lighting to USB connector for the latest iDevices to make this setup work though. See More
You won’t have problems with audio artifacts when recording with this interface. The pre-amps are high quality and produce clean and distortion-free audio. Gain levels are also very good so you’ll be able to dial in the audio source volumes to your liking. See More
This interface should be compatible with many output devices. The rear output ports are 6.3mm jacks instead of the usual RCA in budget interfaces. This negates the need to use adapters or converters to connect studio monitors, mixers and other studio devices to the UR22 MkII. See More
You won’t be able to hook up a lot of devices with this interface. Aside from the 2 main inputs and headphone out at the front, you only get RCA outputs at the back. This limits the number of devices that you can connect to the 2i2. Also, the RCA outputs won’t be able to deliver optimal signal clarity, and may require that you use adapters for compatibility with many studio output devices which tend to use a 6.3mm connection. See More
The 2i2 should last you a long time as it is well built. The chassis is made of aluminum so it won’t easily be damaged by bumps or minor drops. The input connectors do not have play, while the knobs and switches move smoothly and only have minimal wiggle. See More
You won’t experience latency when recording vocals or instruments. The 2i2 has a zero-latency monitoring feature that will allow you to hear your recording off your headphones as your record. This’ll make it much easier for you to identify any recording errors as soon as they happen. See More
The iTwo is should be compatible with many studio equipment. There are 2 main XLR/TRS inputs and a headphone out on the front side of the device. On the rear, there are 2 TRS outputs, MIDI in and out ports, a USB 2.0 connection and a Mfi USB port. See More
You’ll be able to connect this interface with an iPad or iPhone, so you can use this as part of your portable recording rig. You can connect a Lighting to USB cable to the Mfi port, so you won't have to deal with converters. You’ll still need to provide power to the interface’s USB power port though, either by using a USB power brick or a power bank. See More
The audio recordings that you can get with this interface should sound great. The pre-amps are of great quality and are not only capable of delivering distortion-free recordings, but are also able to preserve the natural decay and width of the sound. Your voice recordings should sound natural and full without any hiss or audio artifacts. See More
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ProMIDI I/O connectors are present
ProThis interface is capable of high sample rates
ProThe output connectors are 6.3mm
ProThe pre-amps output clean and detailed audio
ConThere only is a single phantom power control for both inputs
ProThis is an affordable but feature-packed interface
Presonus Audiobox iTwo
Recommended 8 months ago
ProThe pre-amps produce clean and natural sounding audio
ProThis interface has good connectivity
ProIt's compatible with iPhone and iPad
ConThere are no individual phantom power controls for each mic channel
ConInput gain knobs can be difficult to reach
Contributor for 10 months
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ProYou can adjust mix monitoring balance
ConNo signal indication
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