Thats right, I would like a audio interface for the PC so I can do digital recordings, however I am having trouble finding any that don't have built in preamps. I am sure there some with great preamps out there, but if I happen to have some high quality preamps, and would like to keep them in the signal loop while still switching to digital, would I have any options? I heard the Delta 1010 doesn't have built in preamps, but it also doesn't have xlr inputs, at least from what I could tell in the picture. Anyhow, just an audio interface that lets me provide the preamp and mixer. I'm an analog junkie so I'm a bit new to the digital interface gig.