I'm revisiting this from my earlier post 6 years ago. Wow - long lived thread.
Since then, I've worked with the Mackie TT24, the Yamaha LS9, M7CL, the Tascam DM4800 and a few Panasonic boards as well as the Mackie XBus.
Comfort level with a digital board is relative to the situation and the intuitiveness of the interface. Each interface has it's own logic flow, but I'd rather have a digital board on hand than messing with a couple of racks of outboard gear.
That said, I still prefer my outboard EFX processing for ease of adjustment, etc.
Number of buttons, pots, knobs, faders, etc. is irrelevant to me as long as there's logic in the paging, layers, banks, etc. Something the O2R missed.
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