I am involved in a project related to speech analysis. I really need to record high quality speech sounds. I quickly realised computer sound card is not exactly what I need to use.
I do some research and realised that I'd just need some small but professional Audio Interface - I need one that works with MacBookPro Intel 64bit (iOS 10.6.x) - and Pro Condenser Mic. One of the requirements is fairly high sampling frequency, let's say 96+ kHz is ideal. From what I've seen there are couple of options: - Focusrite Scarlett, 2i2, No MIDI, 96kHz / 24bit, £119.99 - Lexicon Alpha, 2x2, No MIDI, 48kHz / 24bit, £48.50 - Alesis iO2 Express, 2x2, No MIDI, 48kHz / 24bit, £79.00 - M-Audio MTrack Plus, 2x2, MIDI In/Out, 48kHz / 24bit, £129.00 - Tascam iU2, 3x2, MIDI In/Out, 48kHz / 16bit, £84.99
Looking at numbers and smapling freq, I think Focuserite Scarlett 2i2 would be the best option. Would you recommend this Audio Interface.
Also, which mic would you suggest for high quality speech recording?
EDIT: If you have any suggestion on different audio interfaces please feel free to prvide info :)