In order to hook up my Yamaha Motix XS8 to my PC I need to go firewire. Originally I used the Emu 1212m(Until after 3 years it started to go), then I tried out the Emu 0404 and was gonna upgrade to the Emu 1616m next.(EMU is such a great product!) That was until I found out it has no firewire connection. So, I've been doing some research and seen a lot of good reviews from M-Audio brands and Presonus(I own the Presonus TubePre amp). Does anyone here know much or have any experience with firewire. I'm looking for 2-4 channel(don't even think there's a 2 channel except for the cheap ones) with pref. a preamp. Also, I would need it to include a soundcard to hook up to the PC(Do all the firewire soundcards connect to a PC this way?). Lastly, the quality needs to be similar/better to the EMU 1616M because that was the one I was originally gonna buy. I currently am using a AT4050 for a microphone. any help is greatly appreciated.