Hi, Sorry, I am new here, but this seems like the correct forum to post this question. I am currently doing live sound running a Yamaha 01v96v2. Attached to the mixing desk I have two Behringer AD3000 using ADAT. In the past i've just recorded using 2 track from an aux or bus, but i am looking to do some proper multitrack recording and remixing after the act. I am looking at replacing one of the AD3000 with a Focusrite Liquid Sappire 56. That should allow me to replace the functions I need of the AD3000 (simple AD conversion of an additional 8x in). I am wondering whether it will meet my needs to record using the firewire port? I should be able to pass it 16 channels in using the two ADAT connections on board, plus the eight analog inputs onboard = 24 channels, which should meet my needs for the time being. Does anyone have any experiences with the Liquid Sapphire 56 or is there a better alternative at a reasonable price point which would meet my needs? Also, as i am new to multitrack recording. I assume the Firewire400 can cope with 24 channels at once? Does computer hardware still need to be carefully thought about for recording so many tracks simultaniously? The final one, and probably most contensious, what kind of DAW / recorder should i look to use to capture the tracks. Is there something cheap I can use to just record, and then look at the likes of Logic etc for editing and remixing? I hope that all made sense and that you may be able to help.