PreSonus FireStudio Mobile by jazzmusic49
This audio interface is designed for artists who need to record on the go, or for a small home studio/vocal booth etc. With the interface powered by the laptop, it can be carried around easily with the laptop for easy of use. With 8 inputs, (2 XLR/TS and 6 line inputs) you have many inputs to record bands (I have managed to get an eight piece pop band recorded at once with it). Although only the two XLR/TS have 48v power, you can combat this with a mixer with inserts/direct outs on the channel strip. The XLR ports have XMAX pre amps to add to the recordings as well.
One of the key selling points would be that it comes with two FireWire ports, meaning you can tether multiple interfaces to boost your I/O when recording.
For users who have it as part of a studio (like me) it comes with a S/PDIF breakout cable as standard to connect a MIDI keyboard or interface to join your studio into one cable. Playback is also greatly improved when put through the interface, with the mix having more depth to them.
Multiple I/O, great for multitracking
Rugged design, good for on the move
Expansion with other interfaces
Studio software included
S/PDIF cable incuded
Limited XLR inputs
Supplied with 400 to 400 cable
For this price, you get a good, solid interface with decent preamps. Great for young artists, or a vocal booth etc.