Jules, I posted a question a few days ago about "who was familiar with the Akai DP88" and to the owners of Z-Systems, "Are they worth the dough? Remember? Anyway I need a digital patch bay for a few reasons, obviously. Here is the situation. I want to put an A/D D/A in front of an Avalon VT747SP and rout it's signal through the digital patch bay with other digital devices. I could run my complete mix as well as some individual parts through my GoldChannel, for some of it's "finalizer" characteristics, the HEDD (when I get one) and the 747. The analog inputs of the 747 would be in an analog patch bay still making it available for analog tracking. I am running the following digital devices: 1. DP 3 2. Motu 1296 3. WRDA7 4. tc GoldChannel 5. Lucid GenX6 I have a DAT machine and a cd recorder too. If this works out, I can run digital signals to my UA1176 too. What do you think? Thanks for your time OneMan .