!! What's up bud?!!
Right now I am using ONYX with FW and MOTU 896HD...
That is 8 channels I can sum into the Mackie via A/D outs from the 896...This gives me 8 channels of the georgous EQ.
bought the ONYX...with the Firewire option to use as a standalone interface...without plans to sum, but the D/A was a little 'strange'. A little brittle and thin on top, heavy on bottom compared to the MOTU but better than the TASCAM by far...
But the ONYX A/D is ...sweet.
Let me reiterate to anyone looking at Interfaces...The MOTU 896HD and 196HD have stunning D/A...I don't know why and I don't care. But these are full, clean and rich IMO. The A/D is very usuable but not as clean or rich as the ONYX w/ FW.
So...today...I have a RME Fireface 800 coming. I am going to check all 4 of these out and make as accurate and subjective of a test as I can and then post them...
My studio is kind of mess right now, I have been cheking out Interface options for almost 2 weeks.
...You can see the Mackie, Tascam FW and 896HD...(Sorry the 192 is gone but I posted those results last week)
As is I am going to keep the ONYX and MOTU 896HD unless the RME blows me away today. I have 3 to compare it with at once which is a good way to go IMO.
Peace and Respect,