I just looked at the back of this unit and I see something I don't like. There is only 4 Mic XLRs inputs. So much for connecting my snake from my control room to this and recording 8 instruments simultaneously. :(. I see there is 8 line inputs, but then that would require a separate mixer, wouldn't it? Kind of hard to take advantage of pristine mic pres if you need to plug your mics into a mixer first to bring the levels to line level and then into the Apollo? Not impressed.