Circled back around on this as I’ve been doing a lot more work lately. This works fantastically!! Thank you. The 8 in 8 out algo seems algos 3-8 are dead and send no sound, everything comes out of 1 and 2. Still works great and actually is kinda the concept, except I wanted to get 8 stereo pairs in my session and take it from there. 6 of 1 and a half dozen of the other maybe.
This idea may seem silly, but I’m no longer considering a 4k dollar summing chain. I’m thrilled with the results.