I've always found that the best way to low noise is to keep the
analog audio out of the computer, Mac or PC. The insides of a
computer are a very RF rich environment that frequently causes noise
in the audio.
As to which interface, it depends on how many channels you need. For
two channels, I favor the Apogee Duet, now in model 2 configuration.
It's simple, compact elegant and sounds good. It's also about $600.
Being somewhat budget constrained, and not doing much multi-track, my
interface for that is an older MOTU 896. Not the greatest performer
initially, after being modified by Black Lion Audio, it was a whole
new machine. Interestingly enough, the modifications were all to the
analog sections, an area that frequently is the Achilles heel of
processors. You might look at the newer version. I understand they
a much better than a stock mk 1. There is also a version without mic
preamps if that better suits your needs.
As always, your mileage may vary. BTW, I have been doing all my
recording with the Mac for a very long time.
>I was wondering if this list had any recommendations for a sound
>card for a mac pro.
>I thought I could get another lynx l22 for the mac since i like the
>one i use in our pc. The only problem is that card is not available
>as a pci express card.
>I was looking at this one:
>This card costs around 700 to 800 dollars. Any other suggestions
>should not be much more expensive than that.
>I plan on using wavelab 7 as my audio editor.
>Any thoughts or recommendations for a mac novice would be greatly appreciated.
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