Audio/MIDI Sound Card Suggestions?

Met4lF4ce

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Hi all

I'm looking into getting a sound card for recording and producing purposes and was hoping someone might be able to suggest to me an Audio/MIDI interface that can satisfy the following requirements:

4 X MIDI inputs
4 X MIDI outputs
2 X XLR inputs
Reference Headphone Jacks prepherably
Phantom Power

I don't mind what interface it has with connecting to the computer

Any suggestions that meet these specs or a little bit more or less would be most welcome!!!
 
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Mostly compatibility.

Do NOT get the Xonar, it will not do what you want it to do.

I would recommend the M-Audio Delta 1010LT, but I don't think it provides phantom power. The best option to get the connectivity you are looking for would be to get a separate MIDI interface like the M-Audio MIDISport 2x2 (or the MOTU Micro Express USB if you need more than 2x2 MIDI), and an external audio interface like the MOTU 4pre, or the MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid. Alternatively, if you don't already have a mixer, you could always get a digital mixer, or a mixer with an audio interface...

Met4lF4ce

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Im planning to be using Sibelius 7 and Avid Pro tools MP9 as my software, though i havent looked greatly into it. Why does it matter which software I use?
 

SSri

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Pleaes check if these software lists any compatibility issues with Xonar cards. Some software producers list cards, which imply that they tested their software using those cards and worked fine.
 

sk1939

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Mostly compatibility.

Do NOT get the Xonar, it will not do what you want it to do.

I would recommend the M-Audio Delta 1010LT, but I don't think it provides phantom power. The best option to get the connectivity you are looking for would be to get a separate MIDI interface like the M-Audio MIDISport 2x2 (or the MOTU Micro Express USB if you need more than 2x2 MIDI), and an external audio interface like the MOTU 4pre, or the MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid. Alternatively, if you don't already have a mixer, you could always get a digital mixer, or a mixer with an audio interface built in (like the Mackie Onyx series) as well.
 
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