I need some help! I tried asking the guys at Guitar Center but all they do is want to sell me something... The people at Daddy's Junky Music don't know anything. I am looking to upgrade my recording rig really soon but I'm confused about which route to take. My rig now consists of Pro Tools M-Powered, 2 X M-Audio Delta 66's with Omni Breakout boxes. I run the TRS Direct Outs on my Behringer 24 Channel mixer to the TRS ins on the omni's giving me 8 simultaneous inputs using my boards XLR preamps. I also have an M-Audio Midi Sport 2x2 USB interface for my keyboarding needs. Anyway my questions are with what setups I list what will be the best choice. I record mostly rock bands and some occasional hip hop artists. Heres what I've limited my options to... 1) M-Audio Delta 1010 (8 channels in 8 channels out with MIDI) Front End: Behringer Mixer's Direct TRS outs to the 8 Ins on the 1010. Being PCI with Breakout I have the reliability of realtime playback (same configuration now just 1 interface instead of 3) 2) M-Audio ProjectMix (8 ins and 2 outs (8 XLR pre's, 8 TRS with MIDI) Front End:Loose the Behringer and use the Pre's on the ProjectMix or keep the Mixer for additional front end EQ releiving the CPU's strain. Gain hands on mix feel with automation!!! Being firewire I'm concerned about lag or playback delay with 8 Channels simultaneously Any comments will be greatly appreciated I just have no other options or people to ask about this stuff. Price wise the 1010 is better because there like $300 and I can keep my mixer but if the ProjectMix is better I'll sell off everything else and buy the ProjectMix.Thanks! ps: my computer is as follows G4 Powermac Dual 1.42GHZ Processor 2 GB RAM (max) 2 x 120GB SATA recording drives 1 x 120 GB system drive 2 x Firewire 1 x Firewire800 Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1 Bias Peak Pro Please Help!!!