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dont do it!

You need a surface to be able to throw faders up in a hurry and to create mixes on the fly you cannot do this on a computer.

Once you have a show up and running i would be ok moving over to running the show on laptop provided there were no huge changes.

When you have to set things up in a hurry you will take 5times longer doing it via a laptop.

Get the iLive T80 with the IDR32, if you cant afford it yet get yourself the mixrack first and have a go without the surface, i am confident that unless you have unlimited soundcheck and setup time each gig, you will soon find yourself needing a surface.