I'm wondering if anyone has tried this yet? I would use it for live applications, (the 1604vlz has bit the dust, the behringer UB whatever is crap) but I want the mic pre-amps to be better than garbage. The yamaha brand gives me confidence, but what can I expect at this price point? I'd rather not spend the money for a Mackie and I really can't afford a Midas now. Any alternatives would be welcome. I do NOT need it for recording as I just bought an e mu 1820M. Thanks!