Well you are missing something here. For instance, you can utilize an Avid/Digi console, live while also controlling the software or vice versa. On stuff like the Avid Icon and other similar permutations, you are not only talking about a standalone device but also a control surface that is completely automatable along with having internal multitracked recording and playback capabilities even without an outboard computer. And there are plenty of others like that all smashing into the market. This is stuff they've been already utilizing for shows on Broadway, network television, the lot. It's however all based upon how large your control surface and/or digital console integration with software is. There's only so much you can do um at one time with a mouse. I mean video games, still require a sophisticated F-16 like joystick. Not a whole lot of fun with just a mouse. Most people wouldn't know what not to turn on a sophisticated mixing desk or control surface. Hell, they wouldn't even know what knob to turn. But when you have a nice control surface with comprehensive integration into a deep multitrack program, your cooking up 21st-century audio engineering.
I'm still stuck in the 20th century
Mx. Remy Ann David