If it is just what the band sounds like and comes off the stage why have an engineer , just to balance and not put some of themselves into the Mix? Thats OK some engineers feel that way but I have always liked certain mixes because of how some engineers make it sound. Perhaps just a program that balances inputs or house mics just feeding the stage sound to the PA many DSP's can auto mix inputs.
(Just a little sarcasm )
I would like to know :
What are your typical installs consisting of ? I believe less is more KISS is very important! I would be interested in the type of systems you put together and how they reflect your philosophy
It is clear you have a approach based on what you believe. I have seen Digital desks that are fine and some that are horrors but few digital desks are 1ms when all is said and done each processor adds to it , as well as digital snakes and DSP's
PAS is fun just for these chances to talk about this thing we do