Since moving to mixing in my DAW flavor of the day (currently DP but my soon to accomplish os X port might change my choice) I find myself missing the old days of closing my eyes and EQ'ing with my ears not my eyes. Paragraphic EQ's can be a wonderful ancellary visual tool but a dangerous distraction as well. Likewise having to use a mouse to tweak virtual knobs does not allow me the freedom to truly listen like back in the days where touch and sound were king. I cannot get fully used to this method of operation. I have looked at control surfaces...even demo'd one or two a few years back....but the implementation specifically for controling EQ plugs seemed lacking in resolution (the jumps are too big), feel, response, etc. I want to be able to grab a pair of pots, close my eyes and return to the days of "touch and sound". Can anyone give a recommendation for a reliable solution to this problem ? I know external eq is an option but I do wish to utilize an oxford EQ, per se, or some other eq in the box the old fashioned way. It's been a few years since demo'ing control surface boxes. Has anything changed/advanced ? Is anyone currently using a setup with positive results which addresses these issues...? Help?