Thanks everyone for your replies. My son gave me a Focusrite 2i2 audio interface which he said I could use to transfer several old tapes to digital. I'm still in the steep uphill of the learning curve in using virtual piano softwar, daws, etc. So I've put off the tape transfer for now - information overload, and consequently have not familiarized myself with the 2i2 as of yet.
It's easy to visualize connecting 2 physical devices with the 2i2 - cables running from my tape deck to the 2i2 and separate cables from the 2i2 to the computer. But how does an external interface, or even a virtual interface, can allow me to connect different audio drivers to different programs that all reside on the computer? I just don't see how the connections between those programs which seem to be all contained within the computer can be separated by using the 2i2.
I've found nothing in the 2i2 manual or on the Focusrite website. I imagine it's something pretty basic that my own ignorance of this stuff is obscuring, but if someone could please explain, or point me to an article/discussion that does, I'd appreciate it.
Last edited by jocar37 (24-12-2016 17:59)