akkk wrote:Quality soundcard with several outputs, rme fireface etc. to quality analog mixer with plenty of headroom and good components
something like this:
better with eq, but will cost pretty much then
analog pro compressor
and this to master recorder, or go to pro studio with your fireface and computer- only way to get pro sound
small mackie, soundcraft, a&h, yamaha mixers gives deeper (three dimensional, more enjoyable) and wider mixes than ITB, but u kind of loose the advantage, because they mush low and up end of frequenzys and no pro level headroom. Is stil prefer my mackie mixes over ITB, more enjoyable. But really pro is pro and u dont get that with cheap components and engineering. Kapitalism creates shitty products, I am sorry for us all. Wasted hours with broken tools. Neve, SSL level quality components, pro comp ati2500 etc., good master recorder, sounds from different sources (even more separation and air between tracks), pc, synths, samplers, there u go.
Well - I can make that direct comparison right here - got a Neve console and probably one of the best monitoring set ups this side of £100k. As I say - totally agree on the high end console front - but I (and others like Tchad Blake and Dave Pensado) can wipe the floor with low end hardware solutions.
So yes - you're right. But yer also wrong :) ( RME? eh? )