I want to integrate a new ARP 2600 and a growing set of Eurorack modules into a setup where I can channel their expanding set of signal sources into either a DAW-based or SIAB-based recording base. Is a conventional analog mixer a good part of this chain? the audio interface has four channels, which is plenty for a DAW, and interfaces with a large number of channels are rather pricey compared to mixers with eight or even twelve analog inputs. I am thinking that using the mixer to narrow down the number of signals going to the interface at a time during recording is a good move. After all, even with Eurorack sequencing, I don't think that there would be more than four active signals at once. Plus, I wouldn't want to try to balance those all at once! Comment is invited.