Awesome Little Unit!
This thing is chock full of features. I like having the option to use USB or Firewire, and the preamps sound great to me. It was actually more compact than I had expected, which was great. The main reason I chose this was because I needed something with more than 2 mic pres but I didn't quite need 8 at the moment so this little 4Pre has been just great. I also love that MOTU allows for daisy chaining so that if I find that I need more inputs someday, I can always add them onto this. Also, this was a significant upgrade from my old MBOX2. It runs great with my Pro Tools 9 setup and I have not experienced any issues. However, the only thing that had bothered me was that the Hi-Z inputs are a little unpredictable,so with a guitar that has a very hot signal, the signal cannot be controlled well. Also, the pad does not activate unless you are plugged in via XLR, so in order to solve this issue I just run guitars through a DI box and then I can attenuate accordingly. This has not affected the performance of the inetrface, soI am still very happy with it. I think that anyone who is looking for a high quality interface that is still within a decent price range, I highly recommend it. It will more than get the job done!