Hey all, a while ago i posted a similar topic, I need to get a studio mixer but dont know if i should go analog or digital, it'll be used for tape returns mainly ( occassionaly may need to use the features a digital console has to offer,i.e, internal fx, which i think is handy when bringing a track back to the desk for mixdown),I just love the good old fashion layout of an analog desk, im trying to future proof my setup as much as i can as well (then again is that possible!!), if i am to go digital i would get the 01v96, but im kinda stuck on deciding which analog console would do the job (tonaly as well as features). should i go analog and buy other gear with any leftover cash? (then again there never is any left over cash from music gear!) can anyone help my distorted mind! cheers all, sammyg p.s. thanks to all that replied to my converters post, i have made up my mind and will go for the apogees.