I'm digging the red box
I've been through a ton of audio interfaces. I have some bigger ones, but most of the time all I really need are 2 high-quality inputs and outputs for recording stereo takes. Also I like to keep a small USB unit handy for traveling. When my ProTools 8>9 upgrade didn't resolve the audio issues I had with my FW1814 and Fast Track Pro (they worked fine in the OS and in Logic), I sold the FTP and started looking for a replacement. At first I tried the Saffire but when it's mounted in the rack, I cant reach around to turn the power on/off. Also being a Firewire device, I worry that Apple will stop supporting FW400 so I sent it back. I then tried the Venom but I don't want to carry a keyboard around all the time. So after several months of hemming and hawing, I finally settled on the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.
I like the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. It's extremely well-constructed. The little red brick could dent someone's head, should I need it for self-defense. The lit knobs are groovy and functional. And the audio quality is pretty good. As a bonus, Focusrite threw in their Scarlett VST/AU suite so I've got some new software-based compressors and eq's to try out. My only gripe is that I could use a little more boost (maybe 10db-20db) on the headphone audio.
I've tested it with OSX 10.68 & 10.72 in Logic 9.16, Cubase 6.05, and Reaper 4.151. I've also tested it with Windows 7 32-bit (no SP1) with Cubase 6.x. I'll have to check it out with ProTools but I'm still a little seething with Avid for making me pay them for tech support, and them never fixing my issue.