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Best Audio Interfaces for Windows

An audio interface bridges your microphones, instruments, and computer and helps you capture your authentic sound. Windows devices are ubiquitous, and tons of audio interfaces are available for this platform. Here are some of the best audio interfaces for Windows. 

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 4th Gen

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 4th Gen offers a user-friendly design with straightforward controls and clear visual indicators. Its massive 69dB gain range captures even the tiniest detail with minimal noise. The unit features studio-quality Hi-Z and line inputs. The professional-grade 192khz 24-bit converter lets you capture high-quality recordings without compromising quality. 

The built-in auto gain automatically sets the suitable gain setting. You get the perfect level for your records without having to adjust constantly. The Clip Safe will protect your audio from distortion,


  • Intuitive layout and controls
  • Auto-gain for easy level setting
  • Dual microphone inputs with phantom power
  • Great value for money


  • Microphone inputs on the rear panel
  • No MIDI sockets

Universal Audio Volt 276

The UA Volt 276 has a MIDI interface that is a boon for artists who still prefer to use old-school keyboards and synthesizers. The onboard compressor makes adjusting your recording level a breeze. It also features a more powerful headphone amplifier than the ones usually found in the USB interface. 

The unit has a large chassis, but it works to their advantage as it provides space for convenient knobs on the top. It also fits in a large input and output meter. 


  • MIDI input/output ports for older instruments
  • Powerful headphone amplifier
  • Classic retro looks


  • Control layout needs some getting used to
  • Compressor can add noise

Evo4 by Audient Home

If you are recording on a tighter budget, the Audient Evo 4 brings an automatic gain setting function at an affordable price point. It makes it easy to set input levels, even for beginners. Despite its affordable price, the Evo 4 delivers reliable performance.

It has two input and output ports and multiple ways to connect recording gear. It also offers 48V of phantom power. 


  • Affordable price point
  • SmartGain function for easy level setting


  • Plastic chassis feels fragile
  • Single dial control needs some getting used to  


The MOTU M4 is a well-regarded audio interface known for its stable drivers and low-latency performance on Windows systems. It offers a straightforward design with precise level indicators and dedicated monitor controls.

The M4 is an affordable option loaded with features. It has 192khz audio resolution, 120dB output, and -129dBu EIN microphone inputs. Its premium all-metal build has some serious heft. Pros

  • Individual phantom power
  • Low noise preamps


  • No digital input
  • No bundled USB-C cable 

Audio interface technology has grown by leaps and bounds. It has made it easy for aspiring artists to create professional-grade cuts right from the comfort of their home studio setup. Choose the Windows audio interface that fits your needs and budget to produce the desired sound. Once you have the raw recording, take it to the next level with the help of our vocal presets and sample packs. It will add a sheen to your takes with minimal effort.
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