2) The MIDI fader controllers can be assigned to any MIDI controlled parameter in your DAW, if the DAW allows that (most of them do have either a learn feature or parameter assign section), so yes they can be assigned to any track fader. Also, if the DAW allows, you can assign a bank of MIDI faders and step the bank along your track list.
If this is easily possible, could someone please post a 'How to link" so that I might setup my ZED-R to achieve this function without
the purchase of the BOME or will that be a necessity? I am using both Ableton Live 8 and Protools and could never set my ZED-R up to achieve this function, sadly In Protools. I have not tried Ableton, yet. I got so far as to being instructed to use BOMES Midi translator and pretty much gave up when I could not find a template for it.......I then found this link, so perhaps we are halfway there at this point? A&H Zed R16 Firewire Mixer
I have a Project Mix IO that works pretty good thus far so I have taken the lazy mans route. Still, I would love to work everything off the ZED if possible.