Digi 002 seems good to me Tactile control surface... Good 8 Analog imputs...Good (even too much since i'm going to record instrouments one by one and no drums) A/D and D/A converters... It's a question for you. Mic Pre... some one said "colorless" but in case can I exclude digi pre and use my favourite pre? Compatibility with third party vst... i see almost all vst producers listed as compatible but one is missing (Steinberg The Grand 2) PT web site dosn't say anything about Steinberg vts plugins for PT some one knows?? What's your experience with 002 some suggestions??