Desktop Audio Interface
There are a lot of audio interfaces on the market, below is a selection of low to mid range options that could suite a home studio budget. There are a number of considerations to be aware of when looking around. Generally more expensive studio standard audio interfaces are rack mount as opposed to the desktop ones featured here. The external audio interfaces previewed here could be ideal in a basic home studio set-up (click image to link to website). Prices can range greatly dependent on performance criteria such as number of and types of connectors and higher I/O count. Among the large array of features the main considerations should be on three key areas.
1. DAW compatibility
2. Interface connectors
3. Number of Inputs/outputs (I/O)
Rack Mount Audio Interface
As the price grows so does the performances click images to link to the product website. It is not necessary to spend a large amount of money for a basic home-studio set-up unless you have ideas for expansion in the future.