I am hugely into that vintage sound. Not (necessarily) the Beatles, Stones etc but that warm, grainy Dylan / Neil Young / The Band sound. At the moment, I'm recording digitally and then working like crazy ITB to make it sound large, grainy and crunchy. It sounds good, but I'd like to do less work for my money!
What I'd like is a small, old desk to use as mic preamps, rather than spending my money on something new, hifi and crystal clear...
Anybody have any recommendations? A friend has an Alice mixer in his studio which works really well, and I'm looking at Revox and Studer too. Would a "broadcasting" mixer be the best way to go?