It's not 32 individual mono tracks, it's really 8 mono tracks pus 12 stereo tracks. So you have 20 tracks. It's a good unit and does a great job. The mix down is the old manual , on the fly, fader and pan tweaks. There is no auto mix mode like the old Yamaha workstations and motorized faders. Effects are basic and have limitations - but for the price and bang for buck. It's solid.