So I've been using the M-Audio M-Track 2X2 for a while and it has some features I really like, like the large master volume knob, the direct/USB blend and the format. What I don't like about it is the limited headroom. I've been having problems miking up the amp and recording because I either have to turn the amp up until it gets too loud or I hve to dime the gain on the interface which produces a lot of noise. Reading the specifications, the M-Track should beat the mixer but it doesn't. Lat week I was to the local music store and bought a little mixer with USB and it gives me tons of headroom. For the first time I can record the miked amp at bedroom levels with great results. It does however have some issues: It doesn't allow me to monitor and record at the same time since that will create feedback. I can live with that and work around it although it's inconvenient. There is significant bleed of the monitored sound. Even when I use headphones, the monitored sound bleeds over to the miked channel, a lot. There are built in effects that I can apply to either or all channels. It's not something I need but they also don't work, they're just dead. If nothing else, this is a good reason to return it. So to the question what do I get instead? I'm considering: Steinberg UR44: https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/audio_interfaces/ur_series/models/ur44.html Focusrite Scarlett 18i8: https://focusrite.com/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-18i8 ART TubeMix: http://artproaudio.com/product/tubemix/ Boss BR-800 (expensive!!): https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BR800--boss-br-800 Zoom R16: https://www.zoom-na.com/products/pr...orders/zoom-r16-recorder-interface-controller Zoom R8: https://www.zoom-na.com/products/pr...zoom-r8-recorder-interface-controller-sampler I know all of the above are quite different compared to each other but they all tick the basic boxes and some of them tick more. I need at least one channel with a good mic preamp and at least on line input. I'd like more but those are bare minimum. I like not havint to turn on the computer so the portable recording devices tick those boxes but they are not must haves. I know the Scarlett and UR44 have way more inputs than I really need but those ones are what's in stock at the store. Thoughts?