A thought struck me the other day. (i had to treat it kindley as it was in a strange place). If I had a nice console like a Neve or SSL (not a table top TOFT, AH or similar) and a deluxo multi channel interface like an Antelope or a Mother Ship, capable of putting out one track per channel, ..... vs. mixing ITB, would I want to go back to older methods of recording the tracks as hot as possible to get max resolution as was done with 16 bit ADATS? As I am understanding it, with DAWs, the main reason for keeping track levels (ITB) to peak around -16 is so the ITB 2-bus won't overload. So if I am bypassing the ITB 2-bus and putting tracks out of the converter one track per channel, would it be better to track as hot as possible? Is this the reason the big kids are still mixing on consoles? Would it sound better? It seems to me this would be the case.