Originally Posted by living sounds
Actually not. The sonic properties you get from the analog process are still in that mono file, and a good analog mix sounds way nicer when brickwalled (and louder, too). You end up with a better loud mono mix (which may just be the requirement for the playback system) than with the DAW, so the effort is not wasted.
Totally true, and maybe I phrased it the way where I was somewhat undermine the importance of those tools to make the emotional translation of a song better.
My point was why would people that have the capacity, tools, and time not want to push it further by investigating something like ambisonics, and incorporating it more seriously.
Like myself (even though I made some tracks that some call 'classics') I'm still a guy working out of his living room pulling down 60 hours a week between two jobs. I was saying the guys that HAVE the capacity, time, and resources should expand their horizons a bit more. Only my opinion and don't want to knock anyone for doing 'their thing'.