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drmq
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Recommendations for a sound card to work with Cubase

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Hi,

I've noticed that Cubase is quite sensitive to the sound card you are using.

At the moment I'm considering an upgrade so I wonder if you have any recommendations or feedback regarding the options that I'm considering:

https://focusrite.com/en/usb-c-audio-in ... t-4pre-usb
https://www.steinberg.net/en/shop/buy_p ... rface.html

In particular I'm concerned with what I have read about the Focusrite drivers. Are they working well now?

My priorities are (in order):
1. stable
2. low latency
3. enough inputs for: phantom/passive mic+guitar jack+1 line input. ideally the phantom switch will not affect all of the inputs at once.
4. 2 headphone outputs connected to 2 line outs
5. midi in/out

Thanks!

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Re: Recommendations for a sound card to work with Cubase

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The problem is mostly not the connection with Cubase it's how it interact with your computer.
If stable, low latency is of importance dont go usb. Thunderbolt or pcie.

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Re: Recommendations for a sound card to work with Cubase

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I use an Apogee Ensemble but that might be out of your price range and you may not need what it provides is a great clock and outstanding A/D converters. I use a hardware mixer that I use to monitor that I'm really use to so the Apogee fit my needs. But If I didn't already have a mixer I would look to UAD.

I think if I was starting out I would look to a UAD Apollo because you can use their plugins on the way in. That is important if you don't have a lot of nice high end pre amps like Avalon or Neve. Their plugins are really outstanding.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search ... uad+apollo

Good luck. Welcome to the money pit of a home studio. :)
Cubase Pro 10.5,0, WaveLab Pro 10, Dorico 3.5, ProTools 2019-12, MacBook Pro i7, macOS 10.14.6, Apogee Ensenble Thunderbolt Interface, UAD-2 Plugins, Big Ben || Yamaha 01V96V2 Mixer (control surface and recording monitor)

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Re: Recommendations for a sound card to work with Cubase

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Thanks for the tips!

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