M-Audio's Windows 7 64-bit drivers have been the subject of much customer dissatisfaction (just read the forums for a day and count the number of problems people have) - 64 bit drivers didn't exist for a while, and now they consistently produce crashes, clicks, pops, etc.
I'm sick of it, and sick of M-Audio doing nothing about it. I'm going to replace my FireWire solo with something from another manufacturer, and I need recommendations.
I'm looking for something with phantom power and support for at least two mics, although I'm open to ideas about outboard preamps (which will probably sound better anyway) I like the idea of a MIDI controller keyboard and recording interface combination, just to save desk space, but that's not a requirement. Either FireWire or USB2 is fine with me, I just want something from a company with a solid track record.
The PreSonus FireBox looks like it might fit the bill?
Never mind, reading the PreSonus forums, same deal as M-Audio