Input Device Advice

So far I've been doing fine with a little M-Audio FW Solo, but now I have to record a 4 piece band.
I'm looking to get 6-8 mics into Logic at one time on discreet channels. Motu 8pre seems to be popular and can do the job for around 600 USD, but then the Alesis MultiMix 8 FW goes for 300 smackers, so the obvious question I have is...can/does it do the job?
The specs don't explicitly say it will output all of those channels separately and I wonder if anyone has specific knowledge or recommendation.

buginbox wrote:
So far I've been doing fine with a little M-Audio FW Solo, but now I have to record a 4 piece band.
I'm looking to get 6-8 mics into Logic at one time on discreet channels. Motu 8pre seems to be popular and can do the job for around 600 USD, but then the Alesis MultiMix 8 FW goes for 300 smackers, so the obvious question I have is...can/does it do the job?
The specs don't explicitly say it will output all of those channels separately and I wonder if anyone has specific knowledge or recommendation.
If you're going to mix in the DAW, you can get away with the Motu. I have used their products before, not specifically this one, but i can say I like their mic preamps, they are clean and have plenty of gain.
I have no experience on the Alesis, so I cannot comment on that one.

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