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
Everyone, and everything I listen to is my teacher. Every instrument, every voice, every sound in nature ... they are all my private tutor ... 24/7 for free.