I’ve had a Focusrite 2i4 Gen2 for quite a number of years. I’m looking to upgrade and that model is discontinued.
I need an audio interface with two sets of RCA unbalanced outputs and one set of 1/4’’ balanced, I’m exclusively using this with my Kawai NV10S and VST pianos.
The only two audio interfaces which have the outputs I need seem to be:
Solid State Logic SSL2+
I prefer the form factor of the Steinberg but wondering if any owners could give me feedback to push me towards one or the other. Again, I’m only using this with a USB connection to my PC to let me output the digital signal from software instruments played under Cantabile to a set of external monitors and back to the line-in of my digital piano. I’m also feeding the second unbalanced RCA output over to a audio receiver.
Also a naive question: I’ve always connected my digital piano to my PC via either USB or a MIDI to USB adapter. The audio adapter is also connected to my PC. I"ve always wondered about the MIDI in/out jacks on the audio interfaces. Can I plug my DP directly into these instead of going into my PC, and what are the advantages?