#1
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mackie-DFX12-12x2-Mixer-with-Effects?sku=634264

I just bought this mackie mixer to use for recording my band. After putting in my bid on Ebay, I got thinking and realized I have no way of using this with my laptop. I have recording software already, but i need to be able to someway use this mixer to record.

Do I need a cable of some sort? I really need help or I am screwed with this thing, unless I do not win the auction.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/CME-U2MIDI-MIDI-to-USB-Cable?sku=703036
Would this cable do what I need? If it does, or if I can use something else I need someone to tell me
#2
Relax, you just need an audio interface. PreSonus makes some good ones. Check out the PreSonus Inspire. You'd run the main outs of the mixer into that, then the FireWire into your computer.