Ive been recording using a Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS's Mic in line for awhile now, and am finally deciding to take the plunge into mutlitrack recording. I am a huge fan of protools and would like to use that as my sequencer, but I've heard way to many bad things about the digi002 (mainly regaurding the pre's and the control surface) I've been thinking about going with a digi002 rackmount, except Ive heard bad things about the preamps on this as well. I then heard about the Fireface, which apparantly is kickass in all aspects, except, I wouldnt be able to use it with protools, correct? Lastly, I heard about the ProjectMix I/O, which looks kick ass, except I dont know anything about how the preamps sound, and nowhere does M-audio state its specs, such as what it records at (like 24bit/96khz)... What do you guys think I should go with? I would prefer to have protools be my program I use..... so what should I go with? Im mainly just looking for an audio-nterface(at least 4mics/8tracks simutainiously), but a control surface attached, like the digi002 wouldnt be all to bad.