Hi. I'm starting to turn my external live recording rack into the computer, to avoid the time wasted in troublesome file transfers for one. The heart of my rack has been Fostex D2424LV, which has done it's work marvellously. What I need is atleast 12 mic preamps to be recorded to computer. I don't do recording gigs more than once in a month or two, so I'm not anxious of getting the latest state of the art. 48KHz 24bit will do, no reason to pay for more. I know there is a technology coming to replace FW, but it's not for my budget. I used the Behringer DDX 3216 for a few years with great success, the mic pre's were good enough for my use. Plan A: 2x Presonus Firepod (or any Firewire /w 8 mic-pre) Plan B (for now, until more suitable systems come around): 2x Behringer ADA8000 Soundcard with 2x ADAT in Plan C: Presonus Firepod (or such) Behringer ADA8000 Soundcard with 1x ADAT in Could I use the 8 Firewire inputs at the same time as I'd use the ADAT inputs? I do have a dual-boot WinXP Pro, but I do realize that it'll never be as dependable as an outboard system. Still, this is the way I have to go. What would You guys suggest? Small size would be good, since I already have to carry my PC-unit + TFT display. Thanks!