Am I right in understanding then that I would need to purchase a separate mixing board/desk if I wanted those features?
And if so (and I think this is my main question) - having noticed that these mixing desks/boards generally have preamps, - is there usually a way to bypass the preamps? For example, if one were purchasing an RME Fireface UFX or UCX, and had a Mackie Mixer for routing purposes, it'd sure be nice to bypass the Mackie preamps!
Thanks in advance for any words of advice here!
Alexis -Cubase 6.5.0/SX220.127.116.114, XP SP2, 4GB RAM (1GB not accessible, but used just to balance the computer so it doesn't tip over); Delta 66 in Omni i/O Studio; Motif8; UAD-1