I'm trying to simplify my recording a little and wondering if a Yamaha USB mixer might be the best way to go. Currently I have only 4 inputs I'm recording but might add a couple of mics and/or stereo guitar effects, so this will be too many for my Omega Lexicon to record simultaneously. I really want to avoid going back and adding tracks so I thought the 10-input Yamaha mixer with USB interface might simplify things. I guess I would need to get all levels set up front and they will all mix down to one stereo track so you can't do much post processing, but for what I'm doing now I think that would be fine. Cost is an issue. The Yamaha is about $200 with 10 inputs, and something like the Scarlett is around $300 with 8. The mixer also has EQ for each channel, HPF on the 4 mic preamp channels and pan control. Not sure if the USB interface does this but can be done in software. I guess part of it is also that I don't like messing with the software so much - I already spend too much time on a computer. It would be nice to just play the thing and have a finished audio file with no mixing. Any thoughts on this trade-off?