I’m working at a studio with a Studer tape machine and a Trident series 80 board. I am about to start mixing and there is no automation. I have a Pro Tools HD3 system, that although its sounds great, in an A, B comparison to the tape, if the tape is a 10, the pro tools is a 9.25. That is enough to have the band NOT want me to put everything in the computer, then out to the Trident for ease of mixing. I was thinking of just running the tracks from the tape machine through my pro tools using aux inputs so I’m only listening to the input of the pro tools, then I can at least have volume and mute automation, but I’m also thinking since I would be going through the HD converters that there will be no difference than if I recorded the tracks onto my hard drive. Any thoughts?