hey all. there's a good possibility the studio i work at is going to be getting an ssl e-series, a 2" tape machine, and a 1/4" mastering deck. I've been mulling over some different ways of incorporating these into our daw system (digital performer/apogee/motu). i would prefer to not have to recall tons of settings every time a client wants something up or down a little bit, it's time consuming, and financially impractical for most clients. Obviously there are a ton of ways, but i was thinking that tracking thru the console/tape (optional) and to the daw, then editing/adding effects/pluggins/automation, then busing groups, or stems back thru maybe like 8 channels of the console, to daw and/or 1/4" deck, and completing it. this seems to me like a practical use of all the tools, without making things overly complicated and expensive, but it's just a thought. its certainly gonna depend on the clients wants, but i'm just talking about kind of like a 'standard or routine' method. just wondering what type of approaches you guys would likely take if you were using this setup. thanks!