this is a "in the future" speculation post. I don't care all that much to own a full blown studio. really nothing more then being able to track in an iso booth. I am far more interested in mixing then I am recording, so I dont see my self needing more then 8 tracks to record with at any given time. So here is my idea: for tracking, getting my hands on a decent analog 8 track console. I will more then likely use preamps before to the console. It would be be recorded to a computer (I will figure out what interface and system is the best for me when the time comes). As far as mixing goes, I am in love with using an Icon. But I don't love the idea of paying all that money. So I would be more then willing to settle for a mackie controller. combined with the extended fader packs and parameter controller, it has pretty much every thing I use on the Icon. Is this at all a feasible set up? I just prefer recording with analog gear, and mixing in a digital format. I figure iI could get both and not need to spend a great deal of cash on something to do both with.