Topic: NEW PRODUCT IDEA - full digital monitor controller using totalmix
If you guys could build something digitally that could do this, I believe you would have a HUGELY successful product that could potentially totally dominate the studio world. People would be replacing their Presonus Central Stations, Cranesong Avocets, Grace M905s, etc. Digital level control is more accurate than analog level control anyway... and any loss of precision/bit-depth would be negligible.
Using Totalmix along with a brand new interface with DSP required... basically, within RME interfaces, copy the Cranesong STC-8 or Grace M905, and provide a really nice remote that connects to the computer via Cat5 for super long cable runs. Then, add more extensive features like the TC Electronic Clarity M (customizable speaker sets including surround systems, instant switching between multiple speaker sets, full bass management, integrated speaker delay, etc. Allow for bi-amped systems as well). If you had this capability built into Totalmix, and a hardware product interface/converter (pcie, firewire, etc) with DSP that could do it, you guys would take over the world almost immediately... I believe the product would completely dominate in the studio market.
Current RME products are "close", but not quite there... and then great marketing focused on the "complete digital monitor controller system" would complete the package.