This post was originally published at ask.audio
Presumably, you have your computer and have decided to on a program to create the music in, like Logic Pro, Cubase, Pro Tools, Reaper, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Sonar etc. All of them will work with the built-in audio card, right? So why do you need an audio interface?
So what is an audio interface anyway? I find that a lot of aspiring young bedroom producers do not know. Typically, they consist of the following.
Author : Jay Asher