Tiny Bus Powered Audio Interface?

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  1. metropolis_4

    metropolis_4 Member

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    Does anyone make something like the Orange Omec Transport, but USB bus powered?
     
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    Line 6 Sonic Port, Apogee Jam+, iRig Pro
     
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    The iRig HD2 isn't in a pedal format but it's close. Check it out. It could be mounted on a board, no problem. It has amp out that can be switched to bypass or processed, volume control, gain control, and headphone jack. It also has a detachable clip for mounting on a mic stand. Class compliant.

    https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irighd2/

    Using the amp out jack, it can be set to true bypass. No bus power needed
    That Orange pedal is nice, but this product is a very good USB interface in itself.

    This is actually my favorite interface and I have several. It's just so small, and has great features.
     
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  4. Elric

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    If you don't need a pedal there are a bunch mostly geared toward iOS but anything that works there is class compliant by definition and will work with a Mac. I have the iRig HD2 and Apogee Jam+ they are both solid.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the responses! I always forget about those iOS-geared interfaces.

    Something like the iRig HD2 will probably work perfectly for what I'm thinking about.
     
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    iRig HD2 is Mac friendly, uses ASIO4all on Windows though, which works, but can be a little finicky sometimes.

    The MOTU Microbook IIc is also pretty small, with much more functionality and better Windows drivers. I have both, the Microbook stays at home because I am lazy and the iRig HD2 gets the job done.
     
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    I have been eyeing the xsonic stuff with some interest, would be keen to hear feedback from actual users, particularly on the quality of the ASIO drivers
     
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    That Xsonic is something. I've never seen that before. Interesting. $150US Amazon.
     
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    Re: XSonic
    I was vaguely aware of that one, looks fun. I went to look that one up yesterday but couldn’t remember whether it was bus powered or what the proper name was so I ended up on the Hotone Xtomp page and gave up. ;)
     
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    I should have one in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully it works better than the iRig HD 2, which never sounded good with headphones/speakers plugged directly into the iRig. Was fine with headphones/speakers plugged into the iPad itself though. But then, that defeated the purpose of using the iRig.
     
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    They just released the PRO model with Stereo I/O and 6 foot switches

    But at that point - must also consider the MeloAudio Tone Shifter Mega

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    But if its quality you seek - consider the CEntance MixerFace R4R
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    or CEntrance MicPort Pro 2
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    Capture sound anywhere with MicPort Pro 2 - a mobile recording interface for smartphones, tablets and computers. Featuring a long-life rechargeable battery and a boutique microphone preamp with 48V phantom power, it transforms your smartphone into a full-featured portable recording studio. Complete with switchable Hi-Z (guitar/bass) input, High Pass Filter and a great headphone amp, MicPort Pro 2 creates an end-to-end mobile recording solution for podcasters, journalists, voiceover artists, songwriters and touring musicians.
     
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