Ok .. so here's the deal. I'm going to be saving my ass off to buy an interface for my new studio so that I can use my pro tools 8 and have more inputs than my MBOX. I want 8 simultaneous inputs or more so that I can happily do decent drum tracks.. At the moment I record drums in cubase and then transfer them to pro tools which is just a massive pain in the ass because for some weird reasons the tracks don't match to the metronomes right off the bat when you import them, you have to marginally shift them and it's irritating. Now then, someone was like..Oh buy a digidesign C24 control surface.. 1) I can't afford that.. like.. ever.. and 2) Just out of interest, I was pretty certain that is JUST a control surface with no inputs on it which just controlled pro tools through an ethernet link. What am I looking for ? So far I'm thinking at some stage in my existance get a Rack factory 003. I am definitely sticking with pro tools so I need to know what will do the job and work with pro tools. Is there something better than a rack factory ? (And no im not planning on going to 9 just yet). I'm sure this is a walk in the park for most of you so if anyone can help me I'd be most thankful Thanks!