Any suggestions on the best 8 channel mic pre with digital outs. In one room of my studio I've got some old Roland gear including a VS-1880. It still works great but the pre's and converter are pretty crappy. I've heard the trick is just to bypass them with something outboard. I've heard the PreSonus and the Focusrite are decent for the job, but haven't tried them myself. Both are 8 channel with pretty good converters. You go into the VS via lite-pipe. It should be a good work around. Any ideas as to who makes the best mic pre for the job?