The Scarlett 18i8 is a compact sturdy little interface that immediately allows you to plug in 4 mics and record them discreetly. This makes it excellent for podcasting, recording interviews, or working with smaller bands. The best part is the 18i8 is that you can expand this guy with a Focusrite Octopre and plug in 12 microphones at once! Flexible and compact, this piece is a great buy. This is a Sam Ash Review.