RME Recording Gear
If you would rather have something that fits into your studio rack, take a look at the Fireface units. These full-sized, full-featured interfaces come with support for as many as 60 channels and allow you to choose between USB and Firewire to connect them to your editing computer. Picking out the right model is going to depend partly on the I/O options you need - for example, the Fireface UCX has a whole range of TRS and XLR inputs as well as direct iPad support. You'll want to check out their feature differences and channel counts to decide which Fireface is best for you.
Maybe you already own an RME Multiface, Digiface or RPM unit and you're planning an upgrade to your editing rig? Don't worry; you won't have to replace all of your RME gear. When you exchange your old machine with a new one that may only have PCI Express slots, all you need is RME's PCI-E HDSPe card to get everything hooked back up on the new computer. They've also got an ExpressCard version to get you sorted on a new laptop.
With RME recording gear powering your studio, you'll know that you've got solid hardware backing you up every time you transfer sound from analog sources to your digital workstation. Getting connected with high-end equipment is one important step toward producing the best work you possibly can.