Hi all, this is a question I'm sure has been asked before (a similar one by ME) but I'll go ahead and ask it anyway. I posted it in the pro audio section but I guess this forum is more correct. I'm a drummer/guitarist/songwriter. I'm setting up a 'portable' studio as I can't record drums where I live. I'm buying a Macbook Pro with Logic Studio 8 in the next few weeks. I own some fair mics and have access to many more. I will predominantly be recording acoustic/electric instruments and of course full drum kit. So 6-8 preamps would be necessary. I'm looking at three interfaces at the moment: - MOTU 896HD - RME Fireface 800 - Focusrite 10 i/o I own a Roland MMP-2 preamp. Don't know if you've heard of it but it's nice and I picked it up at a great price. I've heard conflicting reports about the 'sound' of the Motu products. The Fireface looks amazing but I would like more preamps. The Focusrite looks nearly perfect as it has 8 preamps and sp/dif. My roland MMP-2 has sp/dif (and aes/ebu). That means 10 preamps. I've done as much research as I can and I'm looking for any push in the right direction. I've heard the focusrite preamps are good but unfortunately, living in Ireland means I can't get my hands on any of these interfaces to try them out. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and sorry for the length of the post. I just want to get the right interface for the job. Thanks, Brian.