I need 16 IO and an interface. The Prism ADA-8RX or less expensive RME are in the running for me. I mention mastering because I know you guys are the end result and could save me grief. You may have some for-warned advise that I should hear before I make the plunge. I have Lavry Blacks with the Dangerous Master for my polishing rig but haven't even gotten there yet so its a ways away from turning on the power for that part of the studio. Do you ever use 24bit/ 192 ? Is this a waste of money and is there better choices that I could make for the combo of both area's of my studio? I could save a pile of money if I chose the 96k Prism ADA. I have considered Blues but they are way out of my price range. Lavry is of course 96k which is why I'm asking this question in the first place. I have no need to ever record that high. Do you see me needing this and/or who does? Dan Lavry is @ 96 so... What's all the fuss with 24/192 converters? Any suggestions on converters, 96k vs 192k and/or anything the comes to mind would be appreciated.