| Originally posted by ToddS |
I cannot rationalize spending money on a control surface to get redundant functionality. I would much rather spend my money on things that will enhance the sound of the recording, such as an analog desk.
I think the effect a controller, even without it realy actually passing the audio, can have on your overall 'sound'. It brings the whole mixing aspect, from whichever angle you look at it, so much closer to traditional ways of mixing. It does affect the way your mix sound. Merely because there's so many things it can do that a mouse cannot do. automation rides in real time with your fingers on a physical fader comes to mind for example.
Milages vary ........