Hi everyone!!! I'm from Hong Kong and new to be here. I have a MOTU 828mkII and want to find an A/D converter to add 8 more analog I/Os for it. For the all these analog I/Os (including the analog I/Os on the 828mkII itself), I will connect them with modules and synth. I have a Digi001 as well for vocal and instrument tracking (guitar, bass...etc). I'm looking at the Alesis AI-3 and seem to be a good choice for me. I know there're BETTER option from Apogee, Frontier, RME...etc, however it seem stupid to use a 1XXX-2XXX converter with a 5XX interface. For that amount, I will spend the money (or even more) for a more high-end interface instead...like RME Fireface 800, Apogee Ensemble...etc. So a 3XX (used) AI-3 seem most suitable at this moment. I think of buying one more 828mkII too, but...it will need 2XX more when compare with the AI-3. I better save it for a guitar pedal then...and I will not keep using 828mkII as main interface forever...morever I can use the AI-3 with my Digi001 too or use it for headphone submix later if I got upgraded interface. It give me more flexibility. The only bad thing for the AI-3 is that its not true 24bits conversion (20bits instead). However, I mainly producing jingles for TV commercial in which the final master will be 48KHz 16bits. It seem no big deal to me...a better mic ore mic pre seem more obvious to make a difference. So guys any suggestion??