I need some help picking out my first audio interface. I went to guitar center for some help but they knew less than I did which is kinda scary. My current setup is a Macbook, Logic Studio 9, NI Komplete 7, a external hard drive, Access Virus TI2 keyboard, Mackie MR5 monitors, and a TC Pilot. I need an audio interface because I just purchased a DSI Tempest.
Considering my setup what Audio Interface would you recommend I get?
Ideally I would like to spend around 200$, but I don't know if that's realistic, or if it's necessary to spend more on an Audio Interface (IE: As you climb up in price how much does the audio quality go up?). Also I don't plan on adding any other hardware to my setup after this purchase so i don't need many ins/outs.
If there is no quality Audio Interface for around 200$, I would be willing to pay at most 500$ for one, but like I said I don't know/understand how much of a difference there is in each price jump.
Thanks for your insight,