Hi guys Probably going to be getting real recording equipment (more than a mono-input on a $20 soundcard) at some point. What I'm looking for is something which will allow X inputs (coming from the mixer) to the computer at once. X is at a minimum, 2, and at most, 6, although 4 would be great. Mixer has Main L-R out + 4 Aux/Efx sends, hence 6. Heck, if the inputs were stereo then 1 would be enough (for a main L-R feed) and 2 would be ideal (to get 2 aux feeds). Inputs could be either 1/8" or 1/4" jacks. I'd prefer it to be a USB-driven external box, only because it would be swappable to a laptop. I don't have a firewire port on the PC so that's not really a solution. The line in volume on the current soundcard is about -40dB although I use the mic in which has a booster to bring it up to audible levels. Would I need a preamp or do interface-type boxes have them built in? Any brands/boxes which would be recommended or that spring to mind for providing simultaneous separate inputs? I don't need anything other than the interface itself, and possibly a pre-amp.