I am finally breaking down and going as digital as possible, which is funny because I have always hated digital (compared to hi-end analog). I have a mac g3 and am looking at a delta 1010, layla 24, or MOTU 828, 2408 etc. 8 channel i/o rack units. My question is: what do most people use for a decent mic pre or turn around since all of these units have primarily 1/4" trs connectors? Does an analog console with XLR inputs go in between? I know the answer is probably simple but I have been out of the studio scene for about 6 years. It's funny, 6 years ago I was testing a 20 bit optical recorder and that was cutting edge. Now I have a day job and as I get back into the engineering side of music again, I'm a newbie. System configuration advice appreciated!