Adding 8 channels - saffire or 8pre?
Hey guys. I currently own a motu 8pre and am fairly pleased with the results I get from it. I want to add 8 channels to my set up and have a pretty limited budget. Initially I was thinking I would just get a second motu 8pre because they will be easily linked and I know what I'll be getting.
However, I've seen some pretty good reviews for the saffire, and I'm wondering if anyone who has used both can give me an idea if:
1. Will these two units be compatible via optical connection, using either/or as the main interface.
2. Is the saffire different enough from the 8pre to make getting it over the 8pre worth it. (different meaning better/different preamp characteristics, in and out options, ect).
Just looking for a little insight. Thanks in advance guys.