I am considering buying a UMC1820 and connecting to Zynthian. With the (technology preview) zynmixer this could provide 8 mic / line input mixer. (More inputs can be added via ADAT, e.g. ADA8200.) It has a lot of outputs too which could be useful! Apparently it works with the Linux kernel with all inputs and outputs. Has anyone tried this?
They are currently £179 from thomann which seems pretty good. I imagine I would bolt it in my home studio rack and it could be used with Ardour or Zynthian as required and it could also go in a gig bag and be used as a mixer for the band when connected to Zynthian.
I think I will order one anyway but if you tell me it is a bad idea I may not!