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All live for me too, never done the studio thing.
There’s loads of great tricks you can do with DCAs.
I generally assign one to all vocal channels and one for everything but vocals (labelled EBV), lets you get a quick “vocals on top” balance with just 2 faders.
Just remember your DCA is like a remote control for the channel faders of every channel that it’s assigned to, so your post-fade aux levels will ride with it as well. That’s usually what you want, ride the vocals DCA and the vocal effects sends ride with it keeping the balance correct.