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Flux Five EQ vs. Audio Interface

Flux Five EQ
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17%
Audio Interface
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Vertical 2x12
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What should I buy?

Post by knotts » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:43 pm

I won $400 and I'm looking to buy a new toy. I had planned to buy a flux five (flux drive with EQ) with the winnings, but I wanted to get some other thoughts on where the money may be better spent. Here is what I'm thinking.

I play the guitar, bass and keys and have no recording equipment. I just never got into it which is odd because I'm highly proficient with computers. I was thinking maybe I would be better served getting a focusrite interface or something comparable. I can do PC or Mac. I am also open to other suggestions. I'd be willing to chip in a few extra bucks if needed. I'm also adding in a Mesa 2x12 vertical recto cab as an option as I just came across one on Craigslist for $300. Why not throw it out there as an option.

I leave the vote to the forum as your insight is appreciated.
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Re: What should I buy?

Post by jediguitarist » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:54 am

I would go with the interface. Only real downside is that if you really get into recording, you'll want more gear to record with. :mrgreen:

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Re: What should I buy?

Post by elvis » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:23 pm

My first thought was vertical 2x12. I love mine, and equipment comes and goes, but that one stays.

But based on your interest in recording, you might consider an Apogee Duet. I love mine, and using that and Garage Band on my mac has been awesome for recording.
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Re: What should I buy?

Post by talltxguy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:05 pm

You have to investigate desktop recording. It's fun!
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Re: What should I buy?

Post by knotts » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:34 am

Thanks for the advice. I'm leaning towards the recording route. Thanks for the input guys.
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Re: What should I buy?

Post by elvis » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:25 pm

FYI, the Duet 2 is pricey, but there are used original Duets available. I picked one up a couple years ago for about $250. It didn't work well with snow leopard, but I could get it to go with some work on the driver. Works perfectly well with mountain lion, I think they updated the driver. Super clean, easy to use, interfaces with Garage Band well.
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Re: What should I buy?

Post by YellowJacket » Mon May 05, 2014 11:57 pm

I was going to say to get a set of Bare Knuckle Juggernauts, I love them. But.

Recording interface for sure! OBV!

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