Me and my band have recorded proffesionally in a 'proper' studio, but i am looking at getting some BASIC things to enable me to record onto a dedicated recording computer in my house. the most important thing to us, is that we can record 'live', with all of us playing at the same time, then change levels, etc on the computer.

i am guessing that i need a more capable soundcard for my computer, but what will enable me to record live? i will need 8 tracks at the most.

thanks for all your help, i just need the basics really!
yeh, i have cubase sx and know how to use it, ive been using it on the tracks recorded from a studio. im more in interested in what hardware i am going to need, like a soundcard, mixer, etc. something like the delta 1010lt, or delta 44?