My first set up was a Tascam US-122, it did it's job for years until i bought a new PC which used Windows 7. I found out my Tascam was not compatible, so I had to upgrade my interface. My brother-in law suggested the Avid M-Box. In fact he had one laying around that he was not using. I took it home and have been using it ever since. I was asked to record vocals for a kids play, all I needed was the Mbox my laptop, a mic and stand and we were ready to go.