First off, sorry if this has been talked about before, I couldn't find much on it other than a few other un-answered forum posts. I'm looking into getting a Color Source 40 or a Chamsys Quickq console for a school auditorium. I'm leaning towards the color source, mostly because I can get it in a reasonable amount of time (the Quickq line seems to be out of stock indefinitely everywhere). The only thing that concerns me is the 80 device patch limit. ETC seems to define a device as anything that uses a DMX channel or DMX channels. The school is still running with mostly traditional halogen fixtures and a 96 channel dimmer rack, most if not all of the dimmers are used in any given scenario. Would this mean I'm taking up all of my usable console channels with dimmers alone, leaving no room to add anything else down the line?