The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio is an excellent Audio/MIDI Interface for the Mac user or someone that wants to program in Logic for a computer. The device features an XLR input, with all the standard signals (the grand scale and open string of keys, MIDI keyboard, piano) that you need for your music making and recording. The audio I/O also works well with devices like the iPhone, and it can easily be daisy chained up to a computer via the USB cable.
The mic offers all the mic accessories needed by the professional musician, from manual mics, to condenser mics, to high-end condenser mics, to condenser mics with on-board preamps. There is even a soft mic for interviews. There is even a setup guide, and the device is lightweight enough to transport easily, or on a hard drive, for portability.
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio can be found for around $400 and up, depending on the parts used. The user will also need a Mac or PC, an audio interface (most are USB connected), and most all will need some sort of storage. Overall, a very good, high quality piece of equipment for the serious audio/audio interface user, or anyone that wants to make sound for their computer.