Hey out there- My production department at work has approved about $1500 to upgrade audio recording capabilities. Currently we're just running mics to a preamp and running the output of that into a computer's soundcard. Looking to purchase a combination of control surface (we often multi track recorded v/o with various backing tracks/music bed) and I/O that won't break the bank. We don't use PT as a platform here, but I use LE pretty extensively outside work and would like to be able to bring by outside projects in for editing on the improved system (after work hours, of course ) so it needs to support PT. Sound like a Digi 002 or 003, right? Well, I generally only need two channels of mic pre's at any given time, and if I could record higher than 96k I'd like to. Plus the Digi's too expensive. I cannot buy used products as the purchase needs to go thru our accounting system (purchase order, etc...). I saw a NAMM blurb about the Alesis MasterControl (won't be out til this summer): http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2007/01/19/namm-alesis-introduces-mastercontrol/ It sounds like the ticket (only $799!), but I've had so-so results with Alesis equipment in the past. Does anyone have any other recommendations? Thanks!