MY QUESTIONS AT BOTTOM I want to be able to.. (1) Have a mixer-esque piece of hardware to plug 1/4" and XLR into (2) Have the ability to connect to my PC (3) Be able to set record inputs on the computer software to Track 1, Track 2, etc., and have them correspond with the tracks on my hardware mixer... The goal here is to be able to record each track into a separate track on the computer because in my current setup (RCA out to soundcard's line-in) I can only record a full mix into one track. To elaborate on 3.. for example, if we had a vocalist singing on input 1 on the mixer, and a guitarist on input 2, and both were performing and being recorded simultaneously, they would each have their own dedicated track instead of being mixed down into one. I would imagine such a feature is very important.. who wants to have to be limited to recording an entire band into one track? Or worse, recording every part one at a time? I am confused and I wonder how some of these non-USB or non-Firewire mixers are supposed to allow recording each track into seperate tracks on the computer if its only sending audio out. MY QUESTIONS (1) What is the feature that I described above called so I know if a certain mixer/interface will have the ability to record seperate inputs into seperate tracks in editing software? (2) What is a good interface for recording in everyone's experience? (One that includes the feature listed above) (3) Is it worth it to buy an MBox so I can use Pro Tools?