Smaller version of the 1604 I already love
I wanted a smaller version of my Onyx 1604 that I use for live applications to use in my home studio (the 1604 is in a rack box and takes up a lot of space). I looked at lots of USB and Firewire mixer options and decided to stick with the Onyx because the preamps are consistently given high marks. Though I would prefer to have more preamps, the 1220i has enough to get me through most recording situations at home. 4 stars instead of 5 because it's a little pricey, but I guess you pay for quality, right? Also, the Firewire software has given me no issues.