Looking for opinions and experiences you have to share. So, the time has come to upgrade my recording studio as currently I can only lay 4 tracks at at time with my glitchy but decent sounding Lexicon Omega (outdated yeah, I also have my Roland VS880+cd burner though it gathers dust). Ive already got some nice mic pre's and plenty of mics... Ive run sound for some bands like 311, Offspring and had a small mobile recoding unit back in the early late 90's. I can get great sounds out of most things but less latency and more tracks is good. I use cubase. I dont have lightning connections so USB is likely my only route at the moment on my windows laptop but I prefer lower latencies as I play very precise music. I play my own drums when I have to like now but will lay down live tracks with a drummer again as soon as possible. Id like to have at least 8 simultaneous tracks available. Most of the time I plan to track at 96khz.. Ive been at 44.1 up to this point and frankly I'm super happy with the sounds Im getting... I try to use less mics on drums than more but 4 tracks is a bit limiting... especially if I want to lay say 5-7 tracks of drums and 1-2 tracks of keyboards with my partner during this stretch of the pandemic? Stable on windows 10 laptop... the lexicon, not terrible but not good either and it makes serious sessions more difficult. So far I see 2 paths Path 1 looks like: Audient ID 14 mkII plus a lightpipe expansion so 10 tracks simultaneously at 48khz or 6 at 96khz? ID44? Path 2: something like a Motu Ultralite-mk3 which should be able to lay 8 tracks at 192khz or is it just 96khz? it also has adat in and out so lots of expansion possibilities. https://motu.com/products/motuaudio/ultralite-mk3 Ive been happy with what experimental stuff Ive demoed so far but that lexicon is glitchy as all get out and the tune quality exceeds what I thought was just something to pass the time... it deserves something a little more. Also, I have a lot of travel to do after being stuck at home for a year so something I can travel with is a plus. I like to have light and flexible/scalable options and Ive always tried to get very live sounding recordings, even when Im playing most of the instruments. I have USB C and B Any other suggestions or pearls of wisdom?