Excellent interface and preamp for recording
I bought the 8pre to create a digital recording studio together with my Macbook Pro (running Logic). The setup is exceptionally low noise, which I need for producing demos for producers and artists' agents. The dampened inputs have sufficient gain for most uses, though the meager pickup installed beneath the bridge in my old flat-top box is a bit quiet. The case is very solid and the fit and finish are first rate.
It is relatively straightforward to use, after you install the drivers. (For instance you evidently cannot use the 8pre's own monitor jack without installing separate software, which is included, however.) My only other gripe is the multi-function knob for the display, which requires you to memorize several configurations to figure out what you're looking at.
Great unit that could handle a small rock or jazz combo in a club, featuring analogue and midi instruments, and fuel a DAW recording at the same time. My common use away from home is to cut tracks from contributing artists for demos that I mix down later. Works exceptionally well for that.