How to set up an audio interface

[sg_popup id=”2″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Let’s take a quick look at how to set up an audio interface on Melosity. A lot of this procedure works the same with most DAW’s so even if you are not yet utilizing the wonderful benefits of online recording; you might still find this useful.

Most popular audio interface

I did a quick research online to see what would be the most popular audio interfaces at the moment, and it seems Focusrite dominates this market. So to run this setup, I used Focusrite Scarlett 2i4. I have used Zoom R16 and Presonus Audio box as well, and the procedure was the same.


For years Firewire was the top of the range way to connect your top of the range audio interface to your computer. But today the humble USB 2 connection deliver enough firepower to keep the data flowing smoothly between your audio interface and computer. The lack of USB ports in the new Mac Book pro’s is annoying, but there are many adapters that do the job on the market.


Connect your USB cable to your computer. It usually takes hand full of seconds for the Focusrite to boot up. Once the lights around the gain controls stop flickering, the Focusrite is ready. If this is the first time you use the audio interface, you might need to download drivers. Any reputable manufacturer would have these available on their website for free, and they come with installation instructions.

Once the audio interface is connected and drivers installed, it is time to log in to and navigate to the studio. Once you are in the studio, you choose a channel you want to record. Click the gear icon on an individual channel, then click “Select source” and choose the Focusrite from the displayed list.

After your audio interface is connected, you should set up your recording levels, and you are ready to record. Get started today at


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