I have been recording for six years now. I know a lot about recording, but I don't know a lot about setting up a professional studio. How do the pro's do it? Do they use interfaces? I know this sounds stupid to some, but I want to get the sound of the pro's. My recordings sound great, but they can be a lot better. I know everything I need as far as the computer build, speaker setup, mics, signal processors... My biggest deal is my connection to the computer. Let's say I bought the Crest Audio HP-Eight Professional 24-Channel Mixing Console. Would I still need to buy an interface? Again, I know this sounds stupid to some, but I have no schooling. I am self-taught.