Is there a realistic way to record something like 6-8 tracks simultaneously while mantaining individual control of the tracks after recording? I will be using a 2.4 GHz Macbook with a 7200rpm internal hard drive and 4GB of RAM to run Logic Studio. Is there some sort of firewire I/O device that would allow me to record 6+ tracks simultaneously? I'm looking to record takes of a full band playing together while maintaining individual control of each instrument for mixing. I will have the ability to mix the drums into 1 or 2 recording tracks if necessary.
Also, if there is such a device, about how much could I expect it to cost?
Once again, I really appreciate any help with this, I've been recording for quite a while but have only recently begun to get serious about it so there's a lot for me to learn yet. Also, sorry if this question has been answered somewhere and I missed it when looking around the forums.