Probably a very stupid question, but I am quite new to this and am puzzled... Until now all of my recording has been with a dedicated multitrack machine, I am now looking to start using a PC and some squencing software. My question is.... Both the Mackie Onyx and the Alesis Multimix 16 can be used to record live sources direct to the PC, but what i am unsure of is whether or not these mixers can also be used for mixing the recorded tracks or are they just use to capture the live source? Ideally I want a system where I can use real physical faders and pots to mix the track rather than usng the PC & mouse. Initially, I was going to go for an Alesis HD24 and a Behr eurodesk, but would like the flexibility of using plugins for synths and so on.