Originally Posted by NickfromSOS
According to several articles, you can use Auria with the DL1608 but only with a stereo 2 channel mix of what the Dl has, not 16 separate inputs
Sorry I deleted my question after jumping on external forums to learn the answer. You are correct, this can feed the live signal into a two channel recorder. Apparently there are some issues requiring lots of extra memory etc. to make it support multitrack recording.
Otherwise, this is a pretty amazing mixer for live sound.
There are 2 great videos on this device here: http://www.mackie.com/products/dlseries/