Gaff humbly steps into audio world and bows to honor the noise boys before asking a question... Greetings wise ones. We have a brand new student union building here on campus and I've got a nice fat budget to do some really cool audio and video stuff. They have this small stage. I need to setup a sound system with both an easy mode where someone can setup one microphone and turn it on, set a level and walk away. I also need to be able to run a small console from the back of the house for something like a small band. I have a basic understanding of Cobranet and I'm wondering if I can use it to do this without running cables to the back of the house? Can I have a box on stage with like 12 mic lines that converts them to digital. Roll out a console to the back of the house and plug it into the cobranet to mix those mic lines without running cable? I see some consoles have the Cobranet network on board. But it seems like it's only the really expensive ones. I don't need an expensive and huge digital console I was hoping to get away with a nice small clean console with a bunch of auxiliaries. I'm thinking 16 channels... maybe an Allen and Heath? I also need to have the ability to send signal to three adjacent rooms as well as having a fully automatic vs live mixing modes. So a good DSP is needed to control all that. I'm not entirely sure what I'm asking here. I'll be sitting down with some local audio guys to spec out some system ideas. But I need a little help to point me in the right direction. I know what I want but I'm not 100% sure how to get there. Am I going in the right direction with the Cobranet? Any suggestions for choosing a DSP to handle multiple zones of playback and the full auto mode? Thanks!