So if I set my preamp levels on the DP88 I'm going to have my mic signals out through both ADAT and Direct Outputs at the same time, right? What happens to the Direct Output signal when I hit the Direct button on the front panel? From my understanding of the Block Diagram on the manual, the Direct button stops feeding the AD from the mic preamps but not the Direct Output. I can't say if the mic preamp is disabled or just bypassed for the AD. If the mic preamp signal is still active and spitting out through Direct Output this means I could actually use it as a balanced SEND to line level outboard and the Line Inputs as balanced RETURN, am I right?
And I understand the Direct button bypasses the preamp circuit altogether, but can I still control and make changes to the preamp when the Direct Line Input is active?