first time user I am teaching in a sprawling university "recording industry" program that is understaffed, budget crisis blah blah... I have been teaching business but now the production component needs assistance, univ wont hire more teachers... the one production guy who is there is running everything ADD and DDD, new avid c24 mixer etc. I come from an old school background recording to tape but this just isn't a useful platform for the student body - at least until we offer something that specialized. In addition we are going for pro tools certification site, so we are playing ball is it were. we are big enough to get a second platform together, and I am the guy for better or worse. So I am putting together for the first time a system that resembles the ones I recorded on before I became a teacher. From an educational point of view, it works well to have an analog heavy platform to show the historical aspects of production as well. These systems used the computer primarily as a tape machine but everything else was done on the analog board and outboard gear as opposed to what I consider as an infernal world of plug ins, modeling software and midi. Trying to impart a sense of of value for a REAL drum, string bass or horn sound, playing in time and on key.. you know - the stuff that USED to be important! Before I add in the old magnecorders, LA-2As and other fun old school analog toys, I want to get the basic signal flow straight in my head for tracking, dubbing and mixing. So far I have tracking set up but I am completely stumped on how to playback from pro tools and get the recorded tracks up on the analog board. I am guessing it has to do with the right I/O converter. I may have to get a new one, but wanted to seek some guidance!