Originally Posted by Xabiton
This way you can control what gets recorded in the DAW... For ex. just 2 of my synth channels by pressing 2 buttons (Bus 1+2 on the channel strips) out of all my synth outputs. As far as monitoring, I get a hardware knob for monitoring instead of plugging my 20/20bas monitors directly to the computer ... plus they are balanced inputs so the mixer's monitoring section makes sense.
hope this helps.
it works flawlessly and its comfortable, but of course there are many, many ways to plug things in your studio