PreSonus FireStudio Project by Bunjji
Preamps: I have heard little to no distortion from these pres, but they definitely cannot drive a ribbon or SM7B. On softer vocals with an SM57, they were having a little trouble but held up ok.
Ease of use: the hardware was really simple to control, but their software mixer was a little hard to understand. Luckily, you don't really have to use that. Drivers were great on Mac and PC, and it works ok with Linux FFADO drivers.
Features: Very fully featured. Line and mic inputs for all channels and hi-z for two channels. Readable meters and a lot of io. I do wish, however, that the monitor outs had a mute and mono buttons.
Price: well priced in its class, especially for how well it performs. You can usually find it used for like 200 or 300, but it retails for 400. Great buy, it hasn't let me down in a year of moderate recording. Go out and get one heh