realtime mixer - how do digital mixers do ir
pretty much sums it up. especially with the mackie dl1608.
the thing is tiny. easily fits in a small back pack with iPad. has 16 ins 6 monitor outs plus stereo out and headphone outs.
with gate comp on every channel. graphic on all outputs and 2 buses for high quality fx.
all with low latency.
yet try to do that with a pc and you could well be struggling.
get into higher end desks that have 2 and 3 times the channel count with more plugins and more outputs. plus multiracial recording via FireWire.
what's the secretary behind there hardware. what is doing all the processing.