I'm sure this is not a new question, and I've asked it once myself over in the MOTU forum, but didn't get answers that quenched my thirst...so I'll ask it again here. What are people's opinions about the best way to mix tracks recorded to a host-based DAW? Do you prefer to mix in software or use a console? If the latter, do you prefer a digital or an analog console? I realize that these questions are awfully general, and that the quality of the hypothetical tools will have a lot to do with the answers. But I'd like to hear people's thoughts on this subject. Just to get the conversation off on a concrete note, I'm using Digital Performer, MOTU 1224 converters, and a Mackie SR24-4 board. I've been mixing in software, tried A/Bing an 8-track mix in software vs. through the Mackie once, and found the results inconclusive (the Mackie mix seemed "bigger" and better defined spatially, but also more harsh and grainy). Thanks, Brian Middleton Night Kitchen Dorchester, Mass.