8 Channel Balance
I have the two channel Balance. I love the dedicated buttons and not having to deal with Apogee's drivers and maestro mixers, etc...
Really daunting, confusing software mixers suck, and mostly serve little or no purpose for someone like me who merely wants to track drums and instruments and throw in the occasional piece of outboard gear as an insert on a track for mix.
I LOVE the Balance exactly as it is- if it had eight channels, it would be even more sassy!