My Goal: I run live sound for bands, and would like to be able to offer a decent live recording of the performance (mobile). My Equipment: I currently use a Yamaha MG166cx mixer, but hope to upgrade to an MG24 next year (mostly for aux/monitor reasons). I also have a Dell Laptop (specs upon request), with Vista (I KNOW!!). I have USB slots, 1394 slot, and an express card slot My Question: I'm leaning towards the PreSonus Firestudio Project, as it has 8 channels in, and comes with decent preamps and Cubase (and in my price range). Can I make this work? If so, how? Using the inserts on each channel on my mixer? Or would I have to resort to something else? My knowledge about recording live is minimal, so all help is great. Some other questions I need answered would be suggested soundcard upgrade, suggested firewire adapter, etc. (links?) Thanks in advance!