hi all! new guy here, thank you in advance for any advice you guys might have. here's the deal: trying to mix out of the box these days and beginning to get gear together (little by little) that will enable to finally do it all OTB someday. the rig: rosetta AD - the 2 channel old one mini-dac 2 - the 2 channel new one motu 2408 mk3 mindprint dtc pre the plan: well, the original plan was: come out of the mk3 eight 1/4" outs via DSUB into an API Line Mixer 8200a for summing, eventually get an D/A converter with more outs so i will not have to use my 2408 D/A converters, the motu converters will have to do for now. out of the 8200a and into my rosetta as a stereo track and i'm done. the question: i recently took notice of the 3124MB+. so i go to thinking, if i get that piece i will still be able to get four mono tracks out of the computer (or two stereo) sum them in the 3124MB+ and then back in via my rosetta. i believe the 3124MB+ has a stereo return in the back. the reason for going this way is that i will then have more than just a line mixer, i will have four API pre's and a line mixer. plus the ability to further adjust gain etc using API's circuitry. the downside is that i will not be able to run as many tracks out of my machine at a time but i don't mind, i got plenty of beer. what do you guys think? good idea or am i smoking the crack pipe? cheers! FM FM... film at eleven.