Hi all. I was discussing this in another thread but I thought i would make a new post to try and drum up a few more opinions. After owning the m-audio profire 2626 for less than a week, I'm looking at selling it and getting something a bit more 'reliable'. I've experienced blue screen after blue screen and it seems that m-audio haven't bothered to fix/update their drivers for ages - lesson learned.
I'm looking for 8 mic inputs with good preamps for recording drums, vox and guitars. FireWire or USB. Running win 7 32-bit and of course reaper!!
Just wondering if anyone can give knowledge or experience first and foremost on which interfaces have rock-solid drivers (no BSOD!!!!!) and of course good quality preamps (don't want much do I?!)
So far peeps have suggested echo audiofire pre8, motu 8pre and focusrite sapphire pro 40.
Of course like most of us in this business im on a budget!! Cheers for any help you can give me