ef37a wrote: ↑Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:25 pm Well, I cannot speaker too highly of the MOTU M4. No DSP but then if you want lower cost something has to give.
Personally I would get the excellent but more cost effective M4 for now and put the rest of your budget toward truly excellent monitors. The way audio physics works you can have very accurate small monitors that have a limited low frequency response, fall off below 80Hz say and they would be first class for vocal work. To go down another octave AND keep that super faithful midband costs a LOT more money plus you need a much better room. There are in fact very few systems that can claim 30Hz to 25kHz and deliver completely natural voices under $10,000 or so.
The MOTU M4 certainly seems to be a decent interface but I do need the DSP unfortunately.
It's an interesting point that you make about getting very accurate small monitors that are excellent for vocal work, rather than getting something that covers the lower frequencies well at the expense of the midband, or spending thousands on excellent full-spectrum monitors and room treatment. It makes more sense to do what you suggest and then hire a studio with expensive speakers and room treatment to do the final mix.
Are there any particular monitors that you can recommend?