i have decided to buy a control surface, but don't know which one to get. the mackie univeral looks good, but is really expensive for 8 channels. Im lookin for maybe 24 channels? but if not, i can work with 8...anything is better than a mouse, right? i was suggested to get the tascam w/ an interface (im not sure of the number). can i use that with my 2 firepods?