So as part of 2013's plan to get OTB as much as possible I got myself a Midas Venice F24. It's my first ever mixing console and I wanted to make sure to get the best I could. It is awesome. I'm running a 12U Euro set-up into it plus a Tanzbar and a few synths. As a purely analog solution it is great. But I don't have the same kind of hardware effects as I do plug-ins and so I want to make use of the firewire with Live. I previously had a Saffire Pro 40 AI so it was no problem getting Live to recognise the Midas and to route strips to channels in Live. But I do have some issues... I won't lie, this is seriously challenging to me. I feel a bit out of my depth. duh Adjusting the faders on the Midas doesn't affect the volume of a channel in Live. That doesn't seem right. Can I get my soundcard's audio out to the Midas? I'm beginning to suspect I still need to use an AI, but as the Saffire is also firewire and I only have one firewire in, will a firewire hub suffice? Even if it's apparently 2 FW inputs, they are just the same port and shared bandwidth... right? Is it possible to route the master from the Midas into Live? If you can share your knowledge that would be awesome!