Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Yes, an audio interface is what you will need. One with 8 inputs would be required from our description. There are both the mixer type, which some people have good luck with while others don't. And then there are the units like the Firepod from PreSonus and then the better choices would be from MOTU. www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/8pre
And this one which will do both Firewire and USB 2.0 www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/828
The MOTU stuff seems to have come a bit farther as far as being problematic with connecting via firewire. But it is still recommended to check with the manufacturer to make sure your firewire chip is compatible with whatever system you choose. I have done many MOTU installations and not had a lick of trouble with any of them.