Not at all off topic. They do not make the Firewire version of this mixer, any more. When I started having some trouble with mine, I tried out the USB 2.0 version and was sorely disappointed at the lack of Linux support. Having any kind of support, especially for multichannel recording would be splendid. I managed to resuscitate my mixer with a little bit of deoxit but live in fear of the day it finally does give up the ghost.