The Focusrite Forte Audio Interface can be seen in a photo of Seven Lions' tour bus setup. On Twitter, Arty asks for a recommendation for a portable interface (something like an Apogee but with Windows support). Seven Lions responds, "...Using [Focusrite Forte] on the road and it's pretty great. I recommend it for sure. Closest thing to an apogee."more
The card disconnects by the lightest touch on the usb cable or the power cable. I've replaced three of these and the one I'm using right now has an annoying problem where the jog wheel is glitching around.
Firstly, if you are a guy who makes music on the go this interface is going to come very handy. Close to almost no set up time, you can record mics/lines with some pretty solid Preamps and ADDA. Oh, it has phantom power too but you need to carry an adapter which is annoying but thats just me being picky. The cable can get a little loose sometimes if your not careful. I wouldn't recommend this if you don't do much of recording on the go, get a more stable (physically speaking) interface with more I/O
This is an amazing little interface, and I got it for a killer price used. It has crashed on me a few times, but the sound quality/conversion is outstanding, and I really like it's portability.