FireWire Control Surface and AFireWire Control Surface and Audio Interface (Mac, PC)

I was pleasantly surprised to get to know ProjectMix I/O, whose four-digit price feels more mid-market than the high-quality entry-level gear M-Audio is known for. You certainly won’t see many computer recording solutions with moving faders for much less, though. Project Mix doesn’t skimp on analog inputs: all have XLR and 1/4" balanced jacks, and a 1/4" guitar input for channel 1 is smartly located on the front. Dedicated word clock I/O is a nice — some would say essential — pro feature, and a footswitch input is for punching in and out.