OK folks...this one is bound to spark some debate... I am about to make a change to my studio setup as follows: I am using Cubase SX, have a TASCAM US-428 as a control surface, and an old POS analog mixer that I use for monitoring only (nothing that gets recorded goes through the TASCAM or the mixer). My plan has been to add 2 pieces of gear: 1) A better analog mixing desk (I have my eyes on an Allen & Heath board at the moment) 2) A dedicated control surface with moving faders - more specifically, the Mackie Controller. As of late, I have begun to debate the wisdom of this path, and have begun to think about getting one piece of gear that will provide both functions, i.e. a digital board that can act as a control surface for SX as well as a mixing desk for signal routing as well as a possible recording pathway (I already have outboard mic pres). Any comments here? My budget is low, like around $2,000 USD, and have no problem buying used from Ebay. Thanks!