Did a search and didn't see any kind of pro audio so I thought I'd start one.
So I'm thinking about putting together a home studio setup again. Last time I was buying this type of equipment was around 2005 so I'm assuming modern stuff is at least somewhat improved from what I was using back then.
My main question is USB vs Firewire audio interfaces. I've used both but always found I got better sound from firewire. Are modern USB audio interfaces any good or is it still best to go w/ firewire? I think Ideally I'd like to get a mixer/interface combo. Something along the lines of this.
Also has anyone used REAPER as their DAW? It seems pretty affordable if you get the reduced price license, but I wanted to know how it compares to more expensive DAWs.