Well, I’ve only gotten about an hour of use in so far, but I’m very happy. I was usually just recording one instrument at a time and mixing in the box anyway, so I doubt I’ll miss the mixer that much, and the possibility of actually multitracking is exciting, if not a common use case.
In actual fact, I bought a NanoKontrol Studio a few months ago and it has become a surprisingly key part of my gear collection—so far I have done more MIDI fader-riding than I ever did mixer-fader riding. Mostly the mixer ended up being useful for 1) I don’t want to plug and unplug my gear all the time and 2) I’m playing with someone else and I wanna be able to hear us both. This is loads better for 1) (because I don’t have to turn up an Aux Send knob to record / only record the whole master mix) and I still have plenty of room for 2).
Plus also my previous interface was cheap enough that it would start clipping randomly, but let me not get into that…
@eblomquist I got the mk4! I figured the differences seemed to mostly not be of issue to me? Everyone here and IRL I had spoken to had high praise for the Ultralite series and MOTU in general!