Best 10 Budget Audio Interfaces

10 MOTU Audio Express

The Audio Express from MOTU is a 6-in/6-out compact, fully featured hybrid audio interface and mixer that connects to any current Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0. This unit provides a lot of connectivity and an extensive host of features. The 8-bus Audio Express serves as the perfect portable mixer. It gives you immediate, hands-on control of your mix using the front-panel status LEDs and knobs to mix volume independently from the input’s trim level. The mixer can also take signals from its six inputs and mix them to an output pair, such as the main outs. You get a separate mix for main outs, line outs, S/PDIF digital out, and phones. Better yet, you have complete control over all four mix busses with direct access to volume, mute, and solo for each input. There is truly too many other features and included software options to list. Get it here!