I'm a huge fan of the Tascam USB interfaces. I started with a fasttrack which I did not like. I returned it and got the more expensive Tascam US 122. It had a USB interface, 2 xlr inputs with phantom power. I found myself wanting more inputs however and was considering buying a mixer as well. I saw that MF had the Tascam M-164UF as a stupid deal of the day for half price (around $199) one day and managed to get Music123 to price match, plus an extra 23% off for not having the lowest price... lol. Ended up paying around $180 shipped for it and I have never looked back. The US-800 is also a great unit. I just wish you could select phantom power on certain channels and not all six XLR's.