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- Apr 14, 2017
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I second this. Have one the Gen II version and love it.Like David said, do yourself a favor and get a USB interface with 8 preamps. When (not if) you decide you want to add close mics to fatten up your toms, you'll wish you had gone for the 8 pres. For reference, I have 10 mics on my 6 piece kit: one on each drum, plus hi hat, 2 overheads, and bottom snare.
I've had a (1st Gen) Focusrite 18i20 for 7 or 8 years; it's been as solid as a rock and I've made some nice drum recordings.
You can grab a used 18i20 for around $300 and it will be an upgrade in quality and a huge upgrade in quantity from what you have now. And it's easily expandable. The software control for the 2nd and 3rd gen is better, and the specs are slightly improved, but you can decide if the bump in price is worth it.
Actually, here you go. (1st Gen) Focusrite 18i20
I'd offer $275 +$25 shipping, and boom, for $300 you could have a good quality interface that you're unlikely to outgrow unless you get really serious about recording. And even then, the ADAT optical ins and outs allow you to expand and/or upgrade your preamps by adding an additional unit with ADAT out.
If you insist that you won't expand (you will), the Scarlett 18i8 is the 4 preamp version.