1. UAD Apollo Twin X Duo
The Twin X delivers astonishing qualiy with it’s classy looking machine. The UAD soundcards are known for highly priced soundcards where we do not recommend buying it unless you need extraordinary detailing for the recording especially for the bedroom producers. However you get their outstanding plugins bundled with the soundcard and they are amazing. The pre-amps are fantastic and delivers stunning performance with a least latency possible.
The soundcard comes in 2-in/4-out thunderbolt-3 with a built-in DSP and double UAD-2 processing cores.
2. Motu M2
Motu is especially known for their high quality pre-amps and build quality by which they are one of the top selling brand for Soundcards. The Motu M2 is a 2-in/2-out audio interface with both TRS/XLR inputs and each inputs have separate +48V phantom power along with direct monitoring switches.
Besides it’s affordable price, the Motu M2 comes with LED display revealing the accurate input/output levels. The soundcard supports 24-bit depth and maximum sample rate of 192 khz. Also it’s negligible latency is amazing.
3. Focusrite 2i2 3rd Gen
Focusrite is still on the top for the best selling soundcards due it’s affordable yet quality product. The 2-in/2-out Scarlet 2i2 comes with softwares that includes Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite Red plugin suite and Avid ProTools.
The Soundcard has a gain knob, phantom power of 48 volts and USB-C port. The 2i2’s 3rd Gen has an upgraded preamp with better headroom and “Air mode” for top-end detail.
The 3rd generation of 2i2 has kept it’s reputation on the top due to it’s high quality pre-amps and includes all the required features that every producer needs for their home studio.
4. Audient iD4 MKII
Audient iD4 MKII is the best affordable premium quality soundcard you can buy under Rs. 17,000 / $220. The soundcard features 2-in/2-out, great mic pre-amp with phantom power, USB-C powered, a large output level knob for speakers and headphones. The software is stable and great for compatibility.
The Audient iD4 MKII can also support iPhone or iPad which is rare in soundcards.
5. SSL 2+
The SSL 2+ Audio Interface is a new high quality built soundcard from Slate that delievers SSL character in an affordable price. The soundcard features 2 Inputs and 4 Outputs with MIDI in/out compatibility. The 4k button adds some great SSL character to the sound and also features Low Latency Monitor Mix Control, phnatom power
The 4K button is inspired by the character of SSL 4000 series console adding some extra presense and colors to your sound, which is just impressive.
The Audio interface is also bundled with Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite, 1.5GB Samples from Loopcloud.