Mostly it will be just me. And mostly it would be me playing ac gtr and singing. Occasionally too just single acoustic instruments (flute, welsh bagpipe) so 2 in would be okay if that was always going to be the case.
But I had it in mind that I'd want to keep my V-Amp and have stereo in from that and sing at the same time. And it's at that point that I get confused about what I can do and whether a single audio interface can run the phantom power for my rode mics as well as the stereo from the V-amp...Maybe I should get rid of the V amp? I dont want to buy more software guitar stuff as I think I have the sound I want. What do you think? Likewise I've got an old sampler that I'd be happy to run into the interface whilst may be recording direct from condenser mics.
Somewhere down the line the rest of the family will want to join in so I may well need more than the two.
I;ve been slimming down my system and getting ready of unnecessary baggage-aiming for a simpler but professional set-up (more professional at least than my current set-up); I'm reluctant to get a separate mixer(cramped bedroom studio) to feed the audiophile and imagined that there'd be many in my boat and that more than two ins with simultaneous condenser/line ins would be pretty normal.
Any other help or more specific reccomendations will be muchho appreciated-thanks