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Old 12-28-2011, 12:51 PM
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what was the single greatest piece of hardware/software that dramatically changed your sound for the good? ... was it a microphone? monitoring speakers? outboard gear? plug-in? heat? or what? ... for me, it has to be the AKG414 microphone, sounds best on vox, bass, guit cabs, everything!.... share your storys!
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:39 AM
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The day I realized that presets and online tutorials could only get me so far, so I started using my ears instead. Ahh, that was a good day.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:57 AM
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Back in the early 1970s, I got a UREI LA-3 on the advice of a co-worker. I really had low expectations. My previous experience with dynamics was not that great & I avoided them whenever possible. (I admit I never tried a LA-2.) I was amazed by how well it worked with everything that I did with it. I eventually got 3 more.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:39 PM
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The day I realized that presets and online tutorials could only get me so far, so I started using my ears instead. Ahh, that was a good day.
what kind of monitoring system do you have set up ptlover?
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:11 PM
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There are so many things but the one thing that sticks out for me is when I realized that most FREE Plug-Ins suck. Now there are some great free plug-ins and the stock Pro Tools plug-ins are nice but if you really want to perfect this craft you are going to have to spend some money on plug-ins.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:36 PM
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There are so many things but the one thing that sticks out for me is when I realized that most FREE Plug-Ins suck. Now there are some great free plug-ins and the stock Pro Tools plug-ins are nice but if you really want to perfect this craft you are going to have to spend some money on plug-ins.
yeah so, what plug in are you referring to?

to rephrase my question. although sound is completely dependent to the next link in the chain. ... just want to know, what piece of hardware/software do you hold dearest to your heart?
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what kind of monitoring system do you have set up ptlover?
AES/EBU [Enc.] out of the 192-interface -> Benchmark DAC1 -> XMON -> Dynaudio BM9 sub -> Genelec 1030A's.
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just want to know, what piece of hardware/software do you hold dearest to your heart?
I think McDSP ML4000 Native is my favorite software altho the new Channel Strip is coming in a very close second now.
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