what i want to do is have a digital mixing surface to control the levels (and pan, tone, etc.) of individual tracks in adobe audition cs5.5 (or really any other multitrack recording program, i'm not particular). i'd love to drop $1k on the mackie mixer with motorized knobs, but i'm afraid it's out of my price range.

so, will this do what i want it to do? i don't have enough experience with this kind of stuff to really know if i'm barking up the wrong tree or not.