I'm attempting to set up a recording system for my church. We will be doing Christian type music as well as choir recording. Anything from 2-16 tracks. I've got my PC and I've been looking at recording interfaces such as the Aardvark Q10 (until I found out they folded) but I'm really interested in using a mixer instead of a box of preamps that feed into the PC and then mixing in there. I'm just use to the feel of faders under my fingers, know whut ah mean? My point of confusion on all this is this: In the old days you'd plug all your mics into the mixer then route the signals to whatever track(s) you wanted of the tape machine. It was simple. But alas, times have changed. If I go with a digital mixer as the front end to use for the mic preamps and routing for recording, do I need an interface to route the mixer direct/bus outputs to the PC or is there a firewire connection that can be made directly from a digital console to the PC that handles the routing? What about multiple tracks from the PC back into the mixer for mixing? I'm pretty sure the answer is that I'm gonna need the interface but I just want to be sure about it. Thanks guys!!!