If I needed 48 channel mode, I would put my v2 up for sale and buy a v3. I suspect that the v2 is still worth a pretty penny. Controllers hold their value pretty good although I'm sure you won't get 100% of new, but then you had the v2 to use last year. Just a thought. I've sold lots of used controllers starting with my original LOR boxes and others since then as I have changed directions or added new type elements to my shows over the years.