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Re: Young Guru in this Months SOS Mag
      01/12/09 11:12 AM
As far as SSL gear goes…

Yes, a lot of SSL gear is great. I know what an SSL channel can do for the cleanliness of my recordings and I know what it can bring along when I need some aggressive compression and EQ. The dynamics in a 9000 channel are bordering on magical in the way they seem to know how to bring the best out of a sound – that makes my life easier, so I’ll pay my money and make my choice.

Does it make you less of a musician/producer/engineer if you don’t have SSL. Nah!

Do I feel I have to knock other gear to make me feel better about how much I’ve spent? Nah!

Do I believe you can’t produce ANY style of music on pretty much ANY make of desk – NAH!

Like it or not, trying to perfect technical solutions is an expensive undertaking. The skills and expertise required are valuable, the tools are expensive and the esoteric hardware to solve the last 2% of a problem is expensive. That’s just a fact of life.

That doesn’t stop me admiring a company that can successfully exploit the ‘little worse and a little cheaper’ approach.

I don’t get this snobbery about gear. I honestly don’t care how much it cost. To aspire to/criticise expensive gear just because it is expensive is foolish IMO. To spurn/champion gear because it *isn’t* expensive is equally foolish (see this in action at another forum not far away…). In my rack I have a pair of Behringer units mounted just above a pair of SSL units – and I can justify them all, to my satisfaction at least. And that’s enough for me.

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