Listen up. The first track recorded under the new SOP is "The Man" and it's on board as of now. We've truly entered the 20th century circa 1992 (technology-wise) with this.
The new procedure includes recording direct to the hard disc and mixing with the aid of software. No MIDI or anything like that, just cut and pasted tracks. The Tascam 8 track still functions as the preamp, but all else is digital. Wow.