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Rating and Reviews: Yamaha Audiogram3

Bundled with Cubase music production software, this two-channel USB interface is the perfect low-cost introduction to recording.

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"I think Yamaha has a winner" submitted December 24, 2009

By a customer from spamex.com
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Musical Background: Frustrated recording engineer
Music Style: Rock
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Sound: Very clean sound with dynamic/condenser mics, as well as instruments plugged in. Feature: For a bargain unit, it has the essentials I need for everyday recording needs: such as two channels, on/off phantom power, impedance switch, XLR/1-4 in/RCA inputs, headphone jacks & input/output level controls. The fact that Yamaha simplified the controls is a feature in itself. The only thing missing are more LEDs for input levels...currently for each channel, there is one level for signal and one for peak...but this is by no means a showstopper. Ease of Use: This is truly a plug and play unit, which CAN use the built-in USB drivers (if on WinXP and above). However, you'll want to install the latest driver from the Yamaha site to take advantage of it as an ASIO device. Other than that, you don't need the manual...there are so few controls that you will easily figure it out. Quality: This is your typical plastic unit, but the buttons and body feel sturdy. Value: Clean sound, easy setup, easy to use, very good price...nothing else need be said. The Wow Factor: The sexiest thing about this unit is that it works. Overall: As a longtime user of Firewire audio interfaces, I decided to go back to the USB world after running into problems with Firewire connectivity. I have been less than pleased with the quality and latency of USB interfaces in the past. This time, I am pleasantly surpised. The Audiogram 3 is inexpensive, easy to setup, sounds great and has no latency issues. It has few controls--but the necessary feature set for most home recording afficionados. If you are in the market for an audio interface in the $100 - $200 range, you should definitely give this model a close look
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"Out of the box in linux" submitted June 4, 2014

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Overall: This one works out of the box in linux. Very easy to install and use. No nonsense.
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"Handy" submitted August 26, 2012

By Sophia Q in Chester, VA
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Musical Background: 7 years guitar, bass, piano, amateur singer
Music Style: Folk and rock guitar, Piano based pop and rock, 70's era rock, Alternative
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Overall: For a home studio, this is quite adequate. It's bare bones for what you need to put your sound onto a computer. Simple. I have directly plugged electric guitar and electric bass into it, with success. In my experience, it works best on Mac computers. It comes with Cubase a5. I could not get Cubase to work properly. Whatever reason? not sure. Luckily, this device can be used with other programs :)
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"NOT HAPPY" submitted February 20, 2010

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Musical Background: Active Musician
Music Style: R&B, Rock, Rap
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Sound: I am not happy at all with this thing. When recording it has a lag so your voice is not with the music. I would not get this thing!
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