Howdy. I am getting a new computer this week, mainly with the intention to record, and it is likely to be a Windows 7 machine. I emailed a guy on craigslist yesterday about his Phonic Helix Board 12 he had for sale, and only afterwards did I discover that Phonic has no drivers for that interface for Windows 7. Are there a lot of compatibility issues with interfaces and Windows 7? I am hoping for a couple suggestions from the very knowledgeable Gear Page My current computer is an XP PC, old slow and so on. My current interface is a Tascam US-144MKII, so almost anything will be an upgrade. Ideally I would be looking for something that is 6-8 input channels, compatible with Windows 7 and Ableton 8. Now, mic inputs. I have mic preamps that have both XLR and 1/4 outs. I have been using the 1/4 outs into my Tascam. Will I get a better sound from XLR connections? (I would think that it doesn't matter, its all the same cables isn't it?) Anyways, any help appreciated. I got bummed out because I was going to get that Phonic board for a song, saving money is always good.