I made a guess in another thread that most people with "low cost" studios mixed with a mouse and automation rather than using some sort of control surface. Thought I would run a poll and see the reaction. Picked $50,000 for the "low cost" cutoff. Figured that would cover a lot of us. Me, I'm 100% with a mouse. [Update] It seems that my original post propagated a common mistake of confusing the term mixing "in the box" with using a mouse and automation to do mixing. The consensus of the experts seems to be that the term "in the box" and "out of the box" should be used to refer where the summation occurs, not the device used to control the summation. I've made changes to my post where possible to correct this error.