When using protools with an mbox, you can't record more than 2 tracks at a time and when recording bands live this is a problem. However I was thinking that I could simply get a 16-32 track mixer and record the band live analog and then record each track soloed into protools. However I'm not completely sure how analog recording works. To my understanding, you need a mixer and a tape deck and some kind of tape. My questions are 1) What different kinds of tape decks are there and how many tracks can they record? 2) What kind of tapes do you use and how many tracks can they record or contain? 3) what is DAT and ADAT and how are they better or worse than regular tape decks? all help is appreciated.