Excellent interface for those on a budget
I knew nothing about how to get sound from my guitar into my computer, and that education opened up a large selection of devices meant to do just that. Once my research was done (highly recommend doing it before you buy), the M-Track 2X2 appeared to be what I needed. I opted not to go for the 2X2M, as I have no need for midi functionality and doubt I ever will. So, this unit has everything I need, and comes with a load of software to get the novice started with recording. It's easy to use, hook up, and takes up very little space. It's portability makes it a great choice for laptop use, and with two inputs, you can jam with a friend or just plug in your guitar and mic for a solo session. One recommendation: while the unit comes with Cubase LE 8, I'd recommend starting off with Audacity if you've never recorded before. It's free, and much more intuitive in a world of software that is anything but intuitive. So far the recordings I've done with my acoustic guitar sound great (well, the *sound* is) and I never thought recording would be this easy and, actually, fun. For a Benjamin, you get a well made, easy entry into the mystifying world of audio recording. Lastly, several questions I had prior to buying were quickly answered by Sweetwater's staff. I wouldn't consider buying anything music related from anywhere else.