I'm recording rock/pop music (focusing on drums) on my Powerbook thru a MOTU 896 and I'm looking to make some upgrades....pre's first, then possibly converters.... So who else is out there on a Mac recording 8 channels (or more) thru a Firewire interface......? What are you using, what have you upgraded to/from and how is it all working for you...? Who is using sperate converters and seperate pre's....? Let me hear your pro's and con's..... Thanks !!