Hi everyone, First post here. I'm slowly getting back into the home recording arena after a hiatus. I'm very intrigued by Protools 9 and its ability to handle other audio interfaces. I used to record on a Digi001 but that's been on the shelf now for a few years. That being said, I'm also looking at other DAW's (reaper, logic, etc.). What I need is an audio interface (firewire) with high quality pre-amps. Right now the only preamps I have are from my 1202-vlz3 mixer and I'd like to move a step higher than the XDR2 preamps. Right now I at least need 2 preamps for recording acoustic guitar with 2 mics but I have used up to 8 (for drums) way back when. My budget is $1000 to $2000 and I'm willling to sacrifice number preamps for higher quality but I need at least 2. What about a separate interface and preamp? I've been looking at the Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 if that gives you and idea of what I'm leaning toward. Supposedly, it works with well PT9 but will also work with other DAWs. Any other recommendations? Thanks!