Greetings and thanks for reading, I am in the process of assembling my home studio around the Mackie ONYX 1640i firewire integrated mixer. I'm have a rack mounted kick ass PC assembled right now, running WIN 7 Pro, PT 10, and installing the Universal Audio UAD 2 - DUO PCIe card for plugins. I'm pretty stoked to get it all together. I have owned the 1640i for about a year now and love the Carl Perkins dual sweep EQ for live sound, but I was sad to read today while reading another thread that you can't record channels post EQ with the 1640i. I think this is a shame. Can anyone conifrm this and offer some logic on the design, or is it an oversight? Since I haven't put my studio together yet I can't investigate, but I also read that you can't record any FX you may be running through an AUX either. My thinking is that if it is designed to always record dry, un - EQ'ed, it is so you could craft a headphone mix to suit a performer while not committing to any manipulation of the actual track. Does that make sense to anyone? For example, while doing vocals it's sometimes nice to have a bit of reverb, but you wouldn't want to be stuck with it in the final mix. However, if you dialed in a nice EQ or FX it would be nice to record the channel POST! That's my thought anyways... Anyways, I really just wanted to start a thread for anyone that may have a similar rig to offer advice, share some tips, or anything at all for that matter. Thanks again for reading. I can't wait to get at it!