Yeah, that makes sense what you say about the CV input element. I mean, if the variables that I mentioned weren't factors in my decision making, I sure would pounce on the Koma mixer IMMEDIATELY (but I'd have to buy a 2nd case first! )
As long as I'm a school-teacher, I'll be content to just use a little Mackie instead.
For me the fantasy is about having 4 aux sends in a small mixer like a Mackie 1402 or something. Most recently, I've abandoned a traditional mixer and got a Xiwi passive matrix mixer that allows me to route 4 voices on my modular straight into my Octatrack. If I get the OP1 or my voice back in the mix, that immediately will be much more limiting though. I'm sure the Xiwi has popped up above, but just in case it was missed:
It's a cool little dude. Definitely minimal!