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Replacing the Motu 8pre to --> Orion 32 + PA console preamps? Critical question Audio Interfaces
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Replacing the Motu 8pre to --> Orion 32 + PA console preamps? Critical question

Hello guys!
Currectly im running a reharsal room + recording studio, connected to a PA console (Allen & Heath ZED-428 ) . I am also have a PC with 1 motu 8pre getting the inputs from the INSERTS of the PA console channels, and im recording in that way. (when need phantom im using both PA phanton and Interface phantom, dunnow why i need both, but it works)

Now i need more lines for recording more complex live sessions. at least 20 lines.
I thought about getting Orion 32, nice interface WITHOUT preamps like the motu, and being able to record a lot more lines using the console preamps.

still, I am willing and looking to get the best sound and source.

The question is - if im doing the right purchase here?
maybe i just need another 8pre with better sounding preamps?
the sound will get a little worse for using a pretty simple PA console preamps instead of the motu's?

or to get great AD DA converters will already make a difference and i can take my time to buy some exetrnal preamps?

Thank you all!
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