For a simple, no-fuss recording solution, look no further than AudioBox iTwo (or the even smaller AudioBox iOne)
An excellent choice for mobile musicians, sound designers, and podcasters, the USB 2.0 bus-powered AudioBox iTwo provides high-quality audio I/O for Mac®, PC, and Apple iPad®.
AudioBox iTwo has 2 x combi XLR/jack microphone and instrument inputs on the front panel, each with individual gain control knobs. You can record both channels at the same time – either directly into your iPad via Capture Duo – a free App Store download – or into your computer, using StudioOne Artist.
There’s headphone jack (with volume knob) on the front panel, along with a great big level wheel to control your studio monitors (main L&R outputs on the rear, via 1/4″ balanced jack sockets).
There is also MIDI I/O on the rear panel.
And the summary from Presonus:
“These compact, ruggedly built interfaces offer high-performance Class A mic preamplifiers, record 24-bit audio at up to 96 kHz, and include powerful, easy-to-use Studio One® Artist DAW for Mac and Windows and Capture™ Duo recording software for iPad”
Need a microphone and some headphones with your interface?
Check out the full package by Presonus: AudioBox iTwo Studio
Check out the range of Presonus at Factory Sound here.