Re: So, new Win 10 Pro machine and fresh install of Sonar Platinum and CW Bandlab, BUT?
I don't have or never heard the Echo Layla but I had an Octa-Capture and it served me well for a few years. I upgraded to the Octa-Capture from a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 (which is a popular unit) and the difference in preamps was like going from an old cheap Hi-Fi to a full frequency response amp. The Octa-Capture was replaced, due to hardware problems, with my now MOTU unit, which gets high marks. I "hear" the same full frequency response from the MOTU that I did with the Octa-Capture. I tried several other recording interfaces before buying the MOTU and they all had about the same response as the MOTU or Octa-Capture.
Franklin D-10 Pedal Steel Guitar (primary instrument). Nashville Telecaster, Bass, etc.
ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero M/B, i7 6700K CPU, 16GB Ram, SSD and conventional hard drives, Win 10 Pro and Win 10 Pro Insider Pre-Release
Sonar Platinum/CbB. MOTU 896MK3 Hybrid, Tranzport, X-Touch, JBL LSR308 Monitors,
Ozone 5, Studio One 4.1
Member of Nashville based R.O.P.E. Assn.