Originally Posted by OverSightX
Honestly I don't know. This is for a friend of mine. I myself have no musical talents ; even recording it. I do know They plan on using Cubase Pro and Pro Tools.
In that case I'd assume they will get the audio interface on their own. I do because several people sounds like a band, and to record a band you need a certain minimum of input channels and the correct device for the situation needs to be picked carefully since they can get expensive quickly and in the low price range there are a few turds.
In case I'm wrong and they want you to include an interface with that budget I can, like someone before me in this thread, recommend Focusrite Scarlett equipment. Pretty stable drivers (Windows) and good sound quality for the price. Before you plan on anything in that regard you really need to get a lot more information from them. You need to know the number of audio signals they want to record simultaniously, if they have preamps for the signals or if the interface needs to have preamps for all signals and how many outputs they need as well (f.e. for different monitoring mixes during recording). Those are the most important things that I can think of the top of my head of.