Yo I got this producer friend who suggested that by using an analog console to mix on you could add a little warmth to your finished product. Of course he is using a Soundcraft Series 1600, and obviously the last thing the mix touches can't be analog (unless tape decks come back in style). Has anyone ever heard this? Any input? He is mixing on the console, straight to a real-time cd burner (CDRW900). Doing realtime "automation" as well. I was thinking since my project will be using a FW410 (which has 8 analog outputs) I would want a mixer with that many channels (really a 12-channel cuz I would need 8 faders) and 100mm faders. A new A&H board (wz3 16:2) would be out of my price range, but maybe a Spirit M8...any suggestions? Also since I have not actually begun working on this project, does anyone know that I can output the tracks individually to each output? I will be using Logic Pro 7, and eventually Live 5.0(when the Logic dongal runs out). Thanks guys!