Cheers for clarifying.
The thing is, as I explained in my original post, I only have a DAC, not an AD/DA converter ... so it can only take digital signals in(8), and output a pair of analog signals, albeit, it does this at exceptional quality due to its high-end components. Ideally, yes, I would just get a high-end mixer, such as the Midas, and do away with any other converters ... but that is not what I am trying to do at this stage ... I am looking for a way to integrate a mixer (ideally analogue & digital, rather than just digital) and my current DAC together with my DAW ... I think one option would be to find a mixing desk which has a digital OUT such as SPDIF/Coaxial/Tslink/AES, which I can then feed into the DAC and that in turn feeds the Amp/Monitors.