Hey there! So, we are finally getting things all setup...we've got a 24 channel multi-track recorder and are going to run a split snake to live mix and recording/broadcast mix. What we want though is the ability to use this recording mix setup for both live recording (No need to pump tracks back into the monitors) and studio recording (Need to pump tracks back through monitors). As it stands we have a 24 channel board that 24 channels will go XLR into. Here is where I am confused...our board has Line In, XLR In, and Inserts. Through messing around, I can take the XLRs in for the recording then take the Inserts out to the HD recorder on a track by track basis. This seems to work fine...not sure if it is supposed to, but I can't do digital on this and this board has no direct outs. Then, if I want to bring audio in from the recorder to the board so I can pump in tracks for studio type recording, I take TRS outs from the recorder and into the Line In. On this particular board though, this causes a problem and it won't pump it through if I have an Insert plugged in. Anyways, so I guess I'm asking...if I want to be able to pump audio from the recorder on a channel by channel basis through my board as well as record to the recorder, what board would you recommend? At this time, I can sort of get it to work with XLR in for main channels. Then, Inserts out to the recorder, then Line Ins from the recorder for monitor. But I'm not sure this is correct. The best option would be a digital board that has 24 channels of optical...but this is too much money. Let me know what you guys think. =) Thanks!