Originally Posted by Ken Lewis
I did some EQ on the SSL, some panning too, and i used a few pieces of outboard i believe. All signals wen thru the SSL but most of the processing on this mix was plugins. again, finding levels and balances that feel great, thats the most important part of a mix.
Ken, in this mix you used the the EQ, panning, and leveling I believe on your SSL mixing board. A few questions:
1. What is your opinion about using the Slate Digital VCC SSL emulation instead (for harmonics, saturation, separation, crosstalk etc), in combination with the Waves SSL (for the leveling of the vitual faders and EQ-ing?
2. Will it more or less give us the same results (allthough it's based on a different board, the SSL 4000 G)?
3. If this is the case, you just used the SSL mixing board, because it's just there in your studio and you are just used to it and you prefer mixing on a real board instead on a computer screen?
4. Can you give an estimation in percentages how close you can get with those plugins (VCC/ Waves SSL), compared to your hardware SSL?
4. Can you please give us an more indepth (honest) opinion about this hardware/software debate? Thanks!