After a LOT of digging, head scratching and cussin', I think I'm close to picking the ultimate in analog summing boxes. First off, lemme state that I tend to track a LOT of live music... mostly full bands and some of those are multitrack with capturing the rhythm section. Then going back and layering in everything else. So, on the capture side I'm pretty well set... especially in the I/O department, with 48 channels of I/O. After looking at gear for the last 16-18 years, I have seen and heard a LOT of claims, designs, set-ups, configurations and specs. "Everyone" claims that hybrid is the way to go... I agree... to a greater extent... but it still comes down to the fact that no one has yet to find anything that does summing as well as a large format mixing console, that gives me, as well as any guest engineer, the ability to mix analog AND digital. So, it looks like the search is on for what I call... "The Ultimate Analog Summing Box". Calls are in to SSL, Neve and API, with a big lean towards an API Legacy to interface with PT HD.