Today, I made the first step towards taking my music production to the next level.
I bought my first audio interface.
I bought a pre-owned Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface from a guy on the Let Go app.
After toggling back in forth whether I’d actually meet this guy and buy this interface (which I ironically had no idea how to use), I decided to pull the trigger and actually do it.
After work, I headed over to his place in DTLA.
I thought it was creepy he gave me his address, gate code, and building number…but I didn’t ask any questions. He had great reviews on the app and he seemed trustworthy based on that first impression.
I finally met Jon.
He was a friendly home engineer who DJ’d on the weekends.
He explained how to use the interface, told me a little about his new business, and we made our transaction.
I left and headed back home to try out this new baby.
Right now I don’t have any instrument or mics to connected to it, so it’s literally a stand-alone piece of hardware that I’m using for my DAW and headphones.
And I have to say…
It’s already worth every penny.
I was able to adjust one of mixes immediately.
I moved through the sound spectrum and adjusted levels with ease using the master control knobs.
Since the interface isn’t really supplying sound to my headphones, maybe the interface was just providing a placebo effect.
All I do know is… I have one of the three pieces I need to finish up my collection.
All I need now is a nice condenser microphone and a portable recorder.
I like to mix audio in my free time.
It keeps me sane.
It helps me relax from my long work week and gives me a chance to relieve stress by listening to music.
I guess normal people call it a hobby.