Decided to step up from a Behringer UMC 404 HD as 4 channels is pretty limited. The Behringer works great, good mic preamps, great sound etc. But 4 channels is just not enough for recording a full band. I use at least that on just the drum tracks. The Tascam 16 X 08 was the ticket. The driver loaded without a hitch. I'd say it was "plug and play" but as you probably know there is some set-up you must always do with these things. Setting your buffer size, sampling rate, adjust for for minimum latency and best sound without any glitches and all that stuff with your DAW. I won't go into detail about all that. A lot of latency, glitches, sound quality is dependent on your ram size, CPU speed, how hard your DAW pushes the CPU etc. I use this with a Mixcraft StudioPro 7 DAW. I like this DAW for it's recording power and it's creative aspects too. I also love Samplitude for it's over the top creativity factor on another computer. I use this with a Mackie 1604-VLZ mixer. So now I have 4 busses for my drum tracks and have 4 more direct outs for bass, rhythm, whatever tracks. I runs smotthly with no lockups, freezing or other surprizes. This is no toy, it produces professional quality sound and probably with better results that what you'd get from a "professional studio" with limited time factor involved. As you can tell, I'm lovin it. If you'rein a band, have some recording/producing knowledge, this is the deal. Burn your own master CD's, and produce your own skipping the hassle and costs of the middle man. With the sound quality and versatility I now have, I feel this unit goes beyond just making demos. The sky is the limit, go for it.