i have a question regarding the use of outboard gear w/ daws. personally id love being able to see whats going on w/ everything and not having to use plugins and i would love to run all analog...but im also 20 and dont have the means to get a neve or fairchild (who does?) but anyway i am curious as to how you guys who use tons of rack gear wire it all up? and does all the processing have to happen on the way in before its recorded, or can you use it after tracking while your mixing. sorry if these are stupid questions but i cant learn if i dont ask. correct me if im wrong but is the way an analog console works that when its recorded to your 24 track or whatever...each track is sent directly back to the board and processed as the song is played and rerecorded? thats is what ive gathered but i havent found many resources that explain this or signal flow very well. i would just love to be able to use a bunch of rack gear and eliminate some of the computers role so i can feel like an engineer..not a computer programmer. any thoughts would be great!