i've been planning on being able to record live gigs besides on my project studio! i've bought a motu 828 mkII, a few mics and so! i was planning on buying a a cheap 8 pre-amp unit for recording live! already have 8 pres from my mixer! they would go to the line ins of the motu! The ones i was seeing was the m-audio octane, digimax, behringer ada 8000 and look alikes... Not looking for the best, just something to work with... I'm planning on buying maybe a 2 channel sebatron but just for studio! but now i see that the behringer ddx 3216 digital mixer has dropped it's price by half... it now costs around 660 euros! bargain??? it has 16 channels and so on! my questions are the following: 1. you think it's worth it? (this way i don't even need to take the other mixer, just the ddx and the motu with the laptop 2. can i use this as a control surface? i want to mix and record in my studio with cubase sx3 and cool edit pro! can i use this to mix as a control surface? i would use it's pre amps too for drums and so! still want the 2 channel sebatron but would use it maybe for kick and snare... 3. if it works as a control surface can i mix 24/96? it says that it's only 24/48 but as a control surface it is midi messages right? can anyone help me out here???! thanks in advance!