Right now, I have but a single piece of hardware to my name, seeking some help getting started as a live sound engineer. I have a whole wishlist of dependable gear I'm looking at to get me started to be able to set up a gig solo, but one thing still gets me because of my inexperience in the field... I need some clarity and/or suggestions on what type of mixer i should get (not so much the brand, but practicality and cost, given i have a budget to start at of around 5,000 - and i work at Guitar Center *Big Discount*) to be able to eventually record to multitrack. Some things are still very cloudy to me - i want to get either a hardware multitrack of some sort, or if more convenient, a means of laptop software for recording. If anyone has any helpful, constructive input, I would love to hear from you (*please try not to criticize/be a smart-ass), and thank you in advance!!