for your Home Studio
How to buy an audio interface intelligently
by the Tweak
The Firestudio Mobile is a ten-input, six-output professional recording system that combines two PreSonus XMAX(TM) Class A microphone preamplifiers; six line-level, analog input channels; S/PDIF digital input and output; MIDI I/O; and headphone monitoring with separate gain control. The FireStudio Mobile beats any and all competition when it comes to flexibility and input count. You can record a whole band with the FireStudio Mobile. Tweak: Impressive i/o for the money.
Tweak: If you need 8 preamps and want the motorized fader automation, check out the Tascam FW1884
But you should know, up front: No matter what you choose, there will always be a risk that it won't work well on your system. Every computer is a unique environment of hardware and software, and one bad variable can make a $700 audio interface sound worse than an ancient AWE32. If you get advice from me or anyone on the forums use that knowledge entirely at your risk, OK? OK!