|And 9 more hiding and/or disguised|
The real issue is that there are a lot more of them than there used to be. Previously they were rare enough that they didn't feel super invasive. Now they're annoying and everywhere and most people can't do a single thing about them.
Also totally agree that there should be options for their use in the Mix. This sounds to me like something that could live in the Park with coded jobs and maybe even interface with the chatter system, or else sell the equipment and the syndicates can all buy a set.
Mix-rigger, in the current economical model, seems like an oxymoron currently. If it could be pulled off somehow, it would be amazing though.
There are some outside descriptions that mention ACDs.
This thread from back in 2002 also alludes to them.
+1 for a "low-tech" Mix equivalent.