Greetings gentlemen.... I have a question for you guys.. My current setup is as follows: 900 Athlon a7V asus MB 628 Mb ram Plextor 12 X crw drive ATA 100 7200rpm 30 gig hd ata 66 5400 20 gig hd echo layla 20 us 428 Nuendo 1.53 release ART tube MP Marshall MXL 1006 CAD 95ni Orban Parmetic EQ I want to my my system better I have about 3,000 to spend... I currently work on Hip - Hop projects tracking beats and recording vocals.. I was considering buying AW4416 but because of the balanced and unbalance analog i/o I am not confident in achieving consistent quality from the unit for tracking or dumping.. My goals are to produce Masters from this setup only thing I will not do from my studio is Mastering. I was thinking maybe adding the Nuendo 8 I/o and 9652 card to get a better quality into Nuendo and to also expand my analog i/o to 16. I was also considering selling the us-428 and getting the Houston with it's motorized faders and natural support of Nuendo, also maybe upgrade to the Studio Projects C1... Any suggestions would be apprieciated.