Howdy everybody - I'm curious if there's anyone out there who's using the MOTU 8 pre and what your thoughts are. I'm considering getting it, but before you go making comments or suggestions, let me explain *why* I'm getting it. For all of my recording, I'm on-location only. I go out with a rack of pres, converters and the RME Fireface to take it all into the computer. It's really annoying having to drag that rack into my control room so that I can use the FF800 as the interface in the studio. Plus it takes up precious space (it's not a small rack) and adds to the heat in the room. I'm thinking of getting the 8Pre for the following reasons: 1 - I'd leave it racked in the studio 95% of the time as my in-studio interface which would only perform the duties of conversion. 2 - On rare gigs where I either need more channels of lightpipe enabled pres or if I am doing a few remotes on the same day, this may go in the field on some of the smaller gigs (high-school ensembles, etc.) 3 - In the studio, I get people wanting to lay down tracks from time to time. This would cover those as well (I also have plenty of pres in the studio, so I'm not overly concerned with the quality of the pres...) Does anyone else have any suggestions or comments on the above? It's been a while since I went shopping for an interface and the choices are staggering. Cheers- J.