I have three related questions about USB interfaces.
1. I've been narrowing down my search and have been considering going with either the PreSonus Audiobox 1818VSL 18-Channel USB Interface or the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Audio Interface. Has anyone tried either of these with AM, and/or does anyone have a preference, or a better suggestion that has at least 8 XLR/TS inputs?
2. When using an interface like this with AM, can I work with each input seperately? Up until this point I've only been using my soundcard's input, so I just use the Sound In gadget. I did try a Line6 Toneport but only got (as I recall) the mic and one line in to work at the same time. When hooking up a USB interface like this, should I be using the Audio Driver settings to map the 8 inputs to the the Aux Ins in AM, or is there some other option? And are all interfaces compatible this way with AM?
3. I'm guessing most haven't tried this yet, but I see that the PreSonus comes with their VLS mixing software and DAW. I would love to run first through their mixing software and then into AM. Does anyone know if this is possible? I'm yet to find any documentation that mentions running out of their mixing software into a different DAW like AM.
I would really appreciate any help on this since it's going to determine which box I buy in the near future. Thanks!