I am not sure if i have ever posted here or anywhere in recording.org, but here goes! i am planning on building my own studio in the future (just for local bands/demos)...its actually just for fun for myslef (i have a day job!) Anyway, i really want an analog console, and yes i do know all the advanteges to a purely digital setup. Matter fo fact, thats kind of the reason i am going the digital recording way, because i can automate and edit and even mix in software if i please to. What i had in mind is an analog console (A&H or Trident, but thats another topic) and connecting it to a digital multitrack. And thats my question: Which Multitrack system do you guys suggest for my "desired" setup? A) Motu 24i/o B) Dedicated Multitrack (now that i think about this choice, do the dedicated Multitracks even have there own A/D & D/A converters?) thanx plenty!!! awesome forums btw!