I realize this is not a finalized product, but I have a question about the info that has been made available on the DM-24. It looks to be an ideal match for the 2408 with it's 3 built-in TDIF ports, and I understand the channels could be fed either from the built-in 16 analog ins or the 24 TDIF ins, but how can it route audio out? It has 8 buses which I assume could be routed out one TDIF, but how about channel direct outs? I've seen close-ups of the LCD: http://messe.harmony-central.com/Musikmesse01/Content/Tascam/PR/DM-24-display-large.jpg which show both an input and a return for each channel. Is "return" Tascam nomenclature for channel direct out? At first, I was thinking in in-line console terms, where return would mean tape return but I don't think this board is laid out to allow two signal paths within one channel. Hopefully, this means you can choose analog in 1-16 for the first 16 channels and assign those channel "returns" or direct outs to TDIF out 1-16, to record them into the 2408. Then assign channels 17-32 to use TDIF inputs 1-16, to monitor off the 2408 outputs, as in a split console. This coupled with the news that the adat card will include sync out has got me considering a Tascam board for the first time. I'd really prefer to mix on a board with touch-sensitive motorized faders to my current mouse, and this console's built-in automation will run in sample-accurate sync to the 2408 by slaving the MOTU to the built-in adat 9-pin port. Plus, the transport controls would be big improvement over their virtual counterparts. Am I understanding this "return" thing correctly?