great post derek..
i use mine 5 nights a week. i run mine directly into the house mixer so the volume level issue does not effect me as much. AA was ahead of the curve on alot of this mixer/controller innovation. the first real midi-log mixer was bound to have issues. i knowing that I STILL BOUGHT IT. it was one of a kind and their newer models down the line will be that much better for these lessons. i will sell mine in the near future for either the new mk model or a competitor model. AA always gives you good technology at a great price.