As a first interface this is great. I'm able to get a stereo recording as well as recording 2 other line level devices. I've tracked guitar, vocals, and keys with this before and works well. Over the years the power plug has gotten kinda worn and if not careful can easily not power up when plugged in because the connector is slightly bent but I blame myself for that. Drivers are slow compared to others, and I highly suggest using ASIO4ALL as a replacement to gain a few more ms of round time latency. But on my windows setup w/ ASIO4ALL , 48k 24-bit i'm getting around 6.7ms after driver error compensation, which is nice. Not the goal 5ms, but an additional 1.7ms is tolerable. Will hopefully upgrade to an 8 mic pre someday.