Howdy guys. Haven't posted in a while. I have been wanting to go from an Eleven Rack to a Rectoverb 25/load box/impulses set up for recording. So I have been acquiring things towards that approach like more pedals, noise gate, interface, etc... and I purchased a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 after reading a lot of positive reviews and all the awesomeness of the PAD switches that it has and had nothing but issues with it since I got it. I of course then found all of the bad reviews about buggy drivers and all that upon investigating. I tried so many different things in my computer and even switched the soundcard on my laptop off just in case it was the drivers clashing or something. But even then it would crackle and pop and the lights would blink and then after a while randomly the audio in my project would just freeze up. After trying numerous things I just said screw it and called in the return.
So now i'm looking into an Axe Fx II or a Helix possibly. I do know the benefits of being able to save patches and not having to worry about changing amp settings and re-tubing and all that, but part of me really just doesn't want to let go of having a real amp lol Just curious I guess if there are any others out there that experienced the same problem with that interface. Upon researching it seems like every "affordable" interface in that price range seems to have similar driver issues. I never not once had any problems with my line 6 UX2 which is what I got started out on. But I came across a lot of people complaining about the same thing on many different usb interfaces from the top brands. Also even with the pad switch engaged my signal was still going to the track at like -6.0. Way hot. I guess the all in one unit has been effective for me and i'm leaning towards that again but if anyone knows of anything that isn't crazy expensive and is still a reliable unit as far as interfaces go.....with a pad haha. Or if you were me, would you just get a modeler?
What issues did you run into? I've had my 2i4 for over a year with no problems.