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Do yourself a favor and pass. Antelope Audio has a new interface (the discreet 4) with mic modeling and the best onboard dsp effects, including guitar amps and cabs, for $899 with the same # of inputs and far better other features. While this Arturia interface is quality, it is not worth $500. I wouldnt pay more than $350 for it, where as the Antelope Audio discreet 4 is worth twice the $899 asking price all day in my opinion.
I investigated the Antelope discreet 4 and I am not impressed:
- very expensive
- outdated (Thunderbolt generation 1: they are joking!)
- difficult to use on the road as it requires an external power supply
- questionable feature set (4 headphones output: am I really paying for that?)
- questionnable feature set #2: emulation of vintage microphones
I can't comment on audio quality of course, but everything suggests that the Arturia AudioFuse is a better product for the large majority of users. It certainly is for my needs.
I personally own the antelope audio zen tour. Its about 2 grand though. Price wise its not near the arturia so I didn't mention it. Quality and features are amazing. Ive used many audio interfaces in my time and Antelope Audio is my choice but Im glad the Arturia works for you. I cant see a power supply being such an issue in 2020. There are many cheap laptop powered interfaces out there for whatever you need to do on the go. I wouldnt spend $600 for that feature. Audio quality is the most important feature if were being honest and in my experience, which is vast, Antelope is as good as it gets under 5 grand. Your not going to be recording instruments or vocals in a car or on a plane so why spend $600 for that option? Best for that is the ik multimedia i-rig pro hd. Powered by your laptop or phone and even has phantom power and dedicated headphone jack. Its very small and quality is great for the price. I got mine for $100 on sale and it came with $1500 of free software included at the time I purchased it.