Alright ive been recording for about a year now but i use my dads tape deck set up. I would like to swicth to digital recording just on my computer. And i almost want to start like my own small studio. i dont really want to spend more than 800$. So what will be best for me to get I need at least 8 tracks that can be recorded at once. I was looking into the firepod. Is there anything else i should look at. I also was looking at the Alesis Firewire mixers. Please help i could use it.