Everything you need to shred like a pro, whether you’re in your studio apartment, a recording studio, or live onstage.
6. Avid Mbox With Pro Tools 9
If you want to compete with Diplo and Deerhunter, you’ve got to get past GarageBand. Avid’s Mbox digital recording interface, which is available bundled with industry-standard Pro Tools recording software, connects to your computer via USB. Plug in your microphones, guitars, and other gear, strap on your headphones, and count off.
get-gadget: 24-bit audio. Mac or Windows. Onboard effects.
Tired: Fine for solo acts, but you’ll need more inputs for bands. $900, $500 without Pro Tools, Avid