I've had a recording rig for a while but been too busy between family, work and travel to use it very much at all. I travel a bit for work, usually have some downtime with it, and am about to need a new computer to travel with and also use as a portable songwriting rig (work will pay for the computer). I'm thinking about a macbook air.
Anyone have any suggestions for an audio interface and keyboard controller - main requirements are bus-powered, light and small. Budget ideally around US$400. I have been thinking about the focusrite scarlett 2i2 and the Akai mpk mini 25, using Garageband as the DAW (I can import any good stuff I do into Logic pro at home for mixing), or perhaps even the behringer UMA25S (which looks like it has a good feature set and cost for what I want but I can't find any info on USB3 compatibility, and build and sound quality (limited to 16bit, mic input on a 1/8" jack) worry me.
I have mics I know and like, decent headphones. I won't need monitors, mics or outboard.