I really like MOTU interfaces.
I have (at work) an 828mkII, and 8PRE and an
The 828mkII has 2 mic preamps, 10 inputs (including the MicPreamps),
10 Outputs, Adat, SPDIF and MIDI - I think this would be a good choice.
8PRE has 8 MicPreamps, but has only 2 outputs, so probably is not the right one for
neither of the above two are bus powered.
The Ultralite is bus
powered and this is very handy when using with a laptop. also this is a smaller unit!
This only has 8 inputs. It has two MicPreamps and another 6 analog inputs (8 altogether).
unless you need the extra inputs, I think this one would be best for use with a laptop.
There are many other brands to check out also, but I have most experience with
MOTU so I can't really compare with many others.
I also like Echo interfaces -
I have a Echo Audiofire 2, which is very nice, but this only has two in and outs.