Ye who are wise in the ways of science: I have made my way thru two books about mixing over the past 10-14 days. Behind the Glass and The Mixing Engineer's Handbook. (I love to buy a few rounds of thick java at the bookstore and read for many hours! :s: ) The books had lots of interviews, tips, tricks, and thought process from producers and engineers who were brought up in the analog realm. But today's world is more and more digital. For the home studio musician, this is probably 90+% true (?) So how do rules for recording that were based on analog translate into the digital world of recording? Some of the specifics are simple, some not. For instance- One trick (NewYork Compressio Trick) is to bus the drums, send them out to compressors and and EQ, then back into the board thru 2 new faders. Does this work in the digial (Cubase, etc...) interface? How would one do this? (Mixdown the drums to a new wav, then use the effects on that channel? (?) One of the other issues is outboard gear? Where does the basement/semipro studio owner draw the line between plug-in (compression) and outboard (compression)? What are the effects on the recording? Thoughts?