After probably close to 15 years, my trusty MOTU 828 finally stopped working.
What should I replace it with? I don't need a ton of I/O, all I use these days is my Axe-Fx and the occasional DI box when I want to reamp shit. My only requirement is that it's Thunderbolt.
Right now I'm between the UA Apollo Twin ($799):
And the MOTU 828es ($995):
I like the cheaper price on the Apollo, but the bulk of its features (built in DSP and shit like that) I will never use. The 828 is a bit more money but I'm again paying for shit I won't use (all that extra I/O).
I don't like Presonus stuff at all, and while I'd love an Apogee Ensemble, I'd rather waste that money on bike shit.
What else should I be considering? Really this thing just needs to drive my monitors and occasionally my DI chain.