Hi Guys, I haven't been around much lately, fortunately, because I've actually been busy with projects. I am working pre-production with an artist right now that is about to record a full album here at my studio and I am trying to figure if it is worth it to upgrade my converters for it. The album will be folk/southern rock stuff. I have a Tascam DM-4800 that I've used for years and it has served it's purpose, but I've never been thrilled with the sound of it. I was sure that I was missing something, especially every time I read about all the high-end pres out there. Well I did buy an LA-610 years ago and that made a HUGE difference in the vocal tracks that I was recording. Now, just about two weeks ago, I bought two VP28's from Audio Products of Illinois and had my cousin assemble them. I started recording demos in pre-production with them and about fell out of my chair when I heard them. I used the pair with a pair of SDC Studio Projects C4's on his acoustic while he sang through the LA-610 and I feel like it's kind of hard to go wrong with this setup but specifically with these pres. The guys acoustic is really a crappy thing but doesn't sound all bad. The thing is, those pres just make it sound......I don't know....like it belongs on a record. I'm amazed. So anyway, I have an API 8 space lunchbox with 6 empty spaces but I'm about to fill them ALL with these pres before we record the album so that I can use them on all the drums along with everything else. SO to my question. I am running these all straight into my MOTU 2408 mkIII. I've been looking for a way away from the DM-4800 for a while now and I'm thinking of buying an Antelope Orion. It will give me all the i/o I need forever and it should be a good upgrade from my current converters. Eventually, I will probably buy even more pres and maybe some different types after I have 12 of the VP28s. No big deal, I can just buy another lunchbox. Can anyone chime in on whether or not I would get much of a jump on my sound upgrading from the 2408 to the Orion. My mic locker is sparse but quality. I have as many good mics as I have great channels to put them in so that's not much of a concern right now. I'd really appreciate your input. Thanks!