| Originally posted by matucha |
The Room is the first thing, that's for sure.
What about speakers. As I read here some time ago, people felt unsafe with ADAM S3As... being to coarse in the highs. As I heard them, they feel good to me. Is it bad idea to have them for mastering? Or B&W is the must? ;-)
Analog gear: I thought about Massive Passive, (not essentialy Manley) Vari-MU and perhaps GML eq for chirurgy? What Mutiband compressor (if any)? Is that enough for start?
Converters. Would do the Benchmark ADC1&DAC1 do the job?
What about console for routing? I don't expect to do it with mackie mixer ;-). This is the most unexplored area for us. Don't know any simple&elegant solution.
I would suggest something else instead of the MP(unless you buy the mastering version).
I think the Vari-Mu and a Sontec is better idea(2 different colors that work well together).
Use the Waves mastering bundle for the digital stuff.