I tried researchig this but can't find a definite answer. I'm thinking of purchasing an 828 mkII to use mainly as a send/return device for external effects & processors. Can it stream 8 chanels of audio from a daw to 8 different outboard devices while simultaneously streaming the 8 processed signals back to the daw using the 8 balanced analog ins & outs? I seem to remember reading (not on an official motu site) that there is a limit to the number of channels one can send back out from the PC through the firewire. Thanks in advance.