Hello! If we wanted to setup our Alesis HD24 on it's own mixer...what would you recommend? At this time, we only need the mixer to set gain and levels going to the recorder. After that, we'll dump all the data to a computer. My problem, is I don't understand the ins/outs on the HD24. There are 24 ins and 24 outs, I would imagine that the outs from the HD24 are only if you want to send individual channels to the board so they can be heard. But if I'm mixing in a PC environment, I shouldn't need to send anything out from the HD24 right? So, if I have a 24 channel analog board, I should be able to take all 24 outs from the INSERTS into the ins on the HD24? We've got a Allen & Heath GL3 - old but in great shape. It has 24 XLR ins and 24 Line Ins and 24 INSERT (IO). If I wanted to take TRS outs from the board do I use the INSERT? Seems like a cunundrum. =) I'm a little over my head at this point. Our current board is a Yamaha 01v which has the nice 6 optical ins/outs. However, those are taken by our pre-amps. =0 So, we are looking for a cheap alternative to get all our tracks recorded. I appreciate your help and would be interested to hear how you have your Alesis HD24 setup for all 24 tracks recording.