Hey guys, so I am with a company that goes out with bands and records their sets to be sold once the show is over. As of right now we are using a MOTU 8 channel pre and that is it. I am looking for a few good ideas (with a limit on budget) that might be able to help boost the signal to a higher level so I dont have to worry about peaking out on my pres to get a good final product. Also, I was thinking of switching out the preamps with something new... it would need to have a firewire port. We have been messing around with so far a dbx 160, an aural exciter, and a tc electronics finalizer. Any other ideas in the vein of these would be great.