Ok, so, I'm trying to record a live coffee shop show using as Presonus Firepod and Garageband on my macbook. I have no problem getting the 8 real instrument tracks to record in Garageband, and I have no problem using the firepod strictly as a bank of preamps. But I cant seem to do both at the same time. The board I'm using is a Mackie CFX16 (yes, it's a piece of junk, but it's all i've got). So I'm trying to figure out how to run all my channels into the firepod and out to the sound board AND to the recording at the same time. I've got both my Garageband and my System audio preferences set to read from and go out to the firepod. But the problem is that the signal that goes back to the firepod (and then to the board) is the master output from garageband, not each channel individually. In other words, the signal sent into channel one on the firepod ends up going out all 8 channels instead of going to the output of only channel one, so I end up with 8 mixes instead of 8 individual channels. I know the easiest way to make this happen would be to use a board with direct outputs, but i don't have access to one, so i'm trying to figure out something else. If you understood any of that and have any idea how to fix the problem, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible.