Best USB Audio Interfaces in 2022

USB-Audio-Interface (Image credit: Focusrite)

There is a growing demand and appreciation for quality content. And the best time to invest in an excellent USB audio interface for your home or commercial studio rig is now. These units connect to both Macs and PCs, offer excellent sonic power, and sufficient input/output options for an array of musical instruments. We have done the legwork, and here's our round-up of the best USB Audio interfaces for absolute beginners and seasoned audio creators.

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USB audio interfaces are a must-have for any home or commercial studio, especially in this day and age where USB connectivity is the order of the day. Even better, USB interfaces directly connect to both Macs and PCs, with only a select few requiring you to install drivers. The iconic Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (opens in new tab) remains our best USB audio interface. It uses a third-generation microphone preamplifier with an air function option so that your vocals and instruments sound as natural as possible.

For beginners, the Tascam US-4x4 (opens in new tab) is such an excellent option to get you started with simple set up and easy to use controls. When you are short on cash but need to create stunning audio files, the BEHRINGER-U-PHORIA-2 (opens in new tab) has your back. You don't have to comprise your audio quality to fit the bill, BEHRINGER takes your input seriously.

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