So I got a Soundtracs Topaz 32-8 this summer. I'm daisy-chaining 2 Firepods together so I have 16 simultaneous channels in/out. My plan is to be able to record up to 16 live tracks, and also mix into 16 'group' to the console. So my question is how the **** do I finish after that? I have a two track Otari 1/4" mastering recorder as well. Do I a) Include "mastering" effects to the main outs on Cubase "before" going to my 16 groups, which I then EQ etc on the Topaz? Doesn't really make sense to me. b) Run the 16 output groups from the Firepods to my 16 ch on the Topaz and THEN record to the Otari on 1/4" tape and then come back into Cubase and use my "mastering" on a stereo track? c) Should I just record straight to CD from the Otari L/R "master" on something like an HHB CD burner? d) I believe I can route my LR outputs from the Topaz for the 16 group ch mix and simultaneously record back to a stereo track on Cubase, but this seems like way too much ADDAADDADDA conversion, right? I don't know why I'm feeling so stumped on this f-ing issue.