Off-the-charts Excellent Interface!
Everything I've ever heard about MOTU's amazing, bullet-proof hardware is spot on accurate. I purchased my 8pre to replace another interface, which shall remain nameless. Suffice it to say that the problem with this unnamed interface was that the drivers were so shoddy, the only thing I could rely on it for was to tank whatever software I tried to run. The 8pre, on the other hand, proved to be a refreshing change of pace.
Here's my experience adding the MOTU 8pre to my rig. I hooked it up, and it worked. That's it. No long, tedious trial and error trying to get it to sync correctly with my ADAT-equipped Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamic (also a killer piece of gear), no swearing, no drama, just 100% ready to go. What's more, this thing sounds FANTASTIC! We're talking about crystal-clear, totally transparent pres.