When you want to start home recording, the first thing in your mind it must be looking for Audio Interface (external usb soundcard) for recording am I right?
Yep! because having a good audio interface definitely can help you to produce high quality audio. Beside that having good soundcard for recording is also the main source and resource for all the magic happen.
Alright, so you want to start build your home recording studio? And need to hold down the budget?
Here we have a list of best cheap audio interface (external usb soundcard) for home recording that might be useful for your references.
By the way, I made this list is because “again” I just start my own home studio recording too. And I just bought one yesterday.
Below is my new Audio Interface:
So I hope the list of Audio Interface below can help you a little bit save your money 🙂
5 Best Cheap USB Audio Interface (External Soundcard) For Home Recording
Okay! here they are, start from the cheapest one. All the products on the lists below is less than $100 in price and all have the same general function of standard basic audio interface for professional and beginner. Especially for beginners.
Yeah! of course, more expensive the products more good the result you will get. But here we try to find something that cheap but still good enough for home studio recording project.
Pyle Pro is a good choice for PC Recording Professional and Beginners , it have XLR and 3.5mm Microphone Jack input, RCA Input and Output. This mini audio interface also have 18V Power Phantom power. Latest price I check at Amazon is $37.80
For more info please check the the products at Amazon
Behringer U-Phoria UM2 & UMC22
Behringer U-Phoria have two version I know, UM2 & UMC22. Both are good for low noise recording purpose.
You can found Behringer U-Phoria at Amazon. Last check the latest (discount) price for UM2 is $29.99 and UMC22 is $39.99. You can click the image below to visit the product page at Amazon dot com.
Behringer Xenyx 502
Behringer Xenyx 502 is very recommended if you wanted to have audio interface with premium ultra-low noise and high headroom analog mixer.
Latest (discount) price is only $39.99 at Amazon
Lexicon Alpha is only $49.00 in (discount) price. With this audio interface you can record up to 2 tracks at once. Have one XLR mic, two TRS line, one Hi-Z instrument inputs and Two TRS and RCA line outputs.
For more info and good stuff you can check the product at Amazon
Note & Conclusion
All the product listed above is from Amazon. The price could change at any time and the product stock maybe have been sold out.
Unfortunately, the Audio Interface (external usb soundcard) of mine that I just bought yesterday which is DS Coustic (DS-1) I can not found at Amazon. But yeah! the spec is almost the same with those external sound card above.
Anyway, I also want to disclose that if you buy from the link that I recommended above I will receive affiliate commission.
I also use Amazon as my product references because is more easy for me to doing product research. If you are not living in US you can find the products at your local offline or online store.