Can an Audio Interface Reduce Noise?

Audio interfaces can reduce noise in a digital audio workflow compared with using a computer’s in-built sound capabilities. This is due to the higher quality components and dedicated processing ability of audio interfaces. While there are many possible sources of noise in an audio system, this article considers the role that audio interfaces play.

Do You Need an Audio Interface for Studio Monitors?

No, you do not need an audio interface for studio monitors. However, most modern (digital) recording setups include audio interfaces for analog-to-digital conversion, and vice-versa, i.e., ADC and DAC, and the improved sound quality that they provide. But studio monitors, which typically include built-in amplifiers, can work with a range of inputs with or without…

Can an Audio Interface be Used as an Amplifier?

Generally speaking, no—an audio interface is not designed to be used as an amplifier (or “amp”). However, it depends on what you need to use an amp for. In some instances, an audio interface may be sufficient for your needs but in other cases, it won’t.