Inteface for live monitoring

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  1. KristapsCoCoo

    KristapsCoCoo SS.org Regular

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    I want to make a live monitoring system, but I don't know what interface could pull off this routing:

    Ins(5 channels):
    Guitar 1
    Guitar 2
    Bass
    Vox
    Drum mix

    Outs(6 channels):
    PA/backtrack
    5 channels for in-ear MIX'es.

    I've only checked Focusrite Scarlett series, but as far as I understand, only interface that could pull this off from those series is 18i20.

    Which interface would you recommend me? (up to 500$, preferably lower)
     
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    Blasphemer Bird Law expert

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    We use a MOTU Ultralite MK3, and its great for monitoring. The cuemix software is awesome for doing in ears, and is about as cheap of a solution as you can get, monitoring wise. The onboard EQs and verbs are awesome (the compression sucks, though), and the ability to do near 0 latency mixes on the fly is great. This is our setup with it:

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    KristapsCoCoo SS.org Regular

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    This seems like a great option, but Focusrite is better bang for the buck. And I don't know if I would need any of the on-board effects.

    I checked out some other options, is M-Audio M-Track Eight any good? It's cheaper than MOTU or Focusrite, is it because of options/quality?
     
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    Cheaper mic pres less reliable and higher latency generally
     
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    This is always going to be a problem with "cheaper" stuff. You can get a really, really cheap setup that will work, but it's going to be so frustrating deal with latency issues, it'll hardly be worth it.
     

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