Dan Clark wrote:This thread makes me jealous. I'm very slowly (very!) but surely getting there. Liquid Mix, new monitors and some acoustic treatment this year I think.
Sounds like a good plan but I'd advise you to do it in reverse order. Some good acoustic treatment and, if you haven't got them already, an appropriate pair of stands optimally placed will yield a better monitoring experience with your current monitors, thus allowing you to continue while you save up for a really good pair as replacements.
I hope this doesn't read like a sermon, apologies if it does, I just thought I'd make the point and only wish I'd heeded this advice when it was proffered to me
P.S. @ Driller, I don't know this for certain and I'm sure DH will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they're all the older style Mackie controllers but, perhaps, of differing vintage (if you see what I mean). The newer controllers are more angular if I recall correctly:
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P.P.S. @ DH, I noticed that the first fader on each unit is about half way up and wondered whether that was something you did or a 'quirk' of the Mackies?