I am currently trying to find a good 10-12 channel console with a good EQ section. I currently have a Peavey VMP-2 preamp, an otari 1/2" 8 track reel to reel, Shure Sm7, Sm 57(3), AT 4033, and EV686. I am looking to do some demos as well as little projects with friends. I use to have a 32 channel 8 bus mackie which I would run into two ADAT machines which was ok but the EQ section wasn't that impressive. I am basically trying to find something on the smaller side and was considering a soundcraft fx16. Is there anything out there within the $500-1500 price range?