When i look at the machines your talking about.. I count 5! stereo outs..
(1 for each machine) .. and as extra i some can do even more outputs (like your mnm and md and the virus)..
thats probably why that music-seller says motu + expansion.. I guess that those motu things dont have more then 8 inputs.. so you be 2 inputs short.. they probably have some adat connection so you can add another 8.. but hmm thats a motu + adat thing.. (then you have 16 inputs).. aparantly the motu + adatthing is the price of a mixer
the good thing though.. the motu will also come with outputs.. this can be crazy fun.. if you use your machinedrum / virus /mnm as a filter.. heh, in my studio everything with an input = more fun
... stuff like octatrack even has 2 stereo inputs (or 4 mono). which.. if you figure out how the sampling works.. you can do weird stuff with it.. i had fun results sampling my xoxbox on the fly..
and thats what i miss on the presonus thing.. nice subbusses which only come with the bigger ones.. (which are expansive).. sure you can use the 4 mono auxes.. but
hmm if you like some filter. just plug m into a subbus... in the other studio .. i use subbusses to get bunch of channels to 1 filter.. or 1 sampler.. heh.. press the bus button.. and poef into kaospad or the sampler.. or something into kaospoad and then into the sampler..
routing can be awesome..
in all other ways that presonus looked like a beauty.. so i dont say its a shitty table.
i just miss something.. if you never use your machines as a giant filterbox.. who cares about busses.. for the other stuff aux works fine..