Don't sell anything you even remotely might think could possibly come in handy at some moment somewhere down the road. If you have a piece of quality gear, or two pieces of the same kind of quality gear... hold onto them with both hands and add other flavors and textures. Work toward building a collection of tools that can give you a wide range and variety of tones and textures rather than playing hardware roulette searching for the "ultimate" piece of gear.
Like the perfect woman, the perfect bottle of wine and the perfect guitar... there is no one piece of gear that will be any form of a 'magic bullet'... but a collection of quality tools will help you define your sound and give you an arsenal of bullets from which you might actually be able to capture some magic if it happens to be in the air.
If you need to add hardware... work more, rob more, borrow more... but don't sell your stuff to get new stuff because you will invariably miss the old stuff more than you'll enjoy the new stuff at some point in your career.
I have a ton of stuff... but just this morning I was lamenting the stupidity of selling a Joe Meek SC-2 v1.05 [the last version that sounded outstanding]. If I had known then what I know now I wouldn't have made that mistake.
Best of luck with all you do.
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roducer forums mwagener wrote on Sat, 11 September 2004 14:33
We are selling emotions, there are no emotions in a grid
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Pro-Tools is to audio what fluorescent is to light