I,m a novice at this, so I need some advice. What I want to do is to be able to record upto 16 tracks simutaneously. This is what I've come up with. Soundcraft FX 16 mixer, this has 16 directs outs, Digidesign 002R, 8 inputs, Focusrite Octopre LE.another 8 inputs, Protools software. This is how I would connect. 1. all instruments, drums, guitars,bass etc to mixer, 2. 8 direct outs to Digi002, 8 direct outs to Focusrite 3. connect Focusrite via ADAT Optical I/O to Digi002 4. connect Digi002 to computer via Firewire 1394 5.. monitoring would come from Digi002 I understand that there are many other things to be done like configering the computer, setting sample rates etc but is this set up good? I know I probaly dont really need the mixer,let ProTools do the work, but I like the control opitons a mixer gives me. I quote from a review that I read on the Focusrite,"rear panel digital connections comprise a pair of ADAT ports plus word-clock inputs and outputs on standard BNC connectors, though these are only available when digital card is fitted" What is this digital card? I thought it was a stand alone rack unit. Connect it up and away you go!