Thank Maarten,
I decided to go modular with a Presonus rackmount interface.It's got almost all the features of the hardware mixer, and I can record 8 channels at once. Awesome effects, and very intuitive. Thanks for weighing in.
Here's my unit:
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AudioBox1818
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