first off, i am close to a beginner when it come to recording drums. i did it a couple times before and it sounded great, but i had to pre-mix everything and there was no mastering involved. lets say i want to be able to record each mic (around 6-8) separately into their own track so i can mix them later, and be able to edit them individually. what would i need? ive seen tons of videos on how to record but none of them show you what they use. i want to use my macbook pro (15" 4g ram i7 with firewire 800 port) to record stuff and be able to take it anywhere to record. i use Cubase. im looking at 8 track firewire interfaces, (namely presonus and other cheap brands) but it that what i need?