I need to replace my M-Audio FireWire Solo.
I'm looking for 2 mic inputs with phantom power, it's got to be quiet (the Solo has some significant internal noise that I'm sick of trying to EQ around), and there have to be decent Mac drivers (M-Audio has pretty much abandoned the FireWire series).
I'm not looking to spend more than I have to, and I don't have room for a rack mount interface. The 2i2 seems the obvious choice, but all the reviews seem to indicate the padded inputs on the 2i4 are a necessity. Think the 2i4 is the right choice?
I just got a 2i2 and i like it. No idea about the padded inputs.