I've been looking to purchase a Firewire mixer/input device for use with my computer, but it's unclear to me whether or not these devices do true simultaneous multitracking in your DAW. For example if I'm using an Alesis MultiMix 8 or a Pesonus FIREPOD with Cubase.. and I have four microphones plugged in is there an individual track for each mic in Cubase? or is it all mixed into one track in the DAW? I remember reading a review of an Alesis USB mixer and the review said it was just one audio track in the DAW and not an individual track for each input. Does anyone know if this is universal with all firewire inputs? Can some of them multitrack and some not? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!