I am looking for some expert thoughts on this one please ;-) I am using Sonar x1 which I love by the way!! and my inputs and outputs are going through a noisy soundcraft spirit sx desk-have cleaned inside but ready for the tip I think!! I am really fed up with the crackling and having to keep moving sliders back and fore to get rid of the noise! I am going from 4 outs into the delta and 4 ins to my spirit.OK after all that!! Can anyone recommend a mixer/firewire or suggest something I can use(currently use 8 stereo channels into mixer from keys/guitar boards/minidisks/data modules etc etc. I dont want to spend my money and find after a few months I have another dusty mixer!! Thanks all.