I have to chime in with a big note of appreciation to Charles and Julian.
I've been lurking on these internet audio forums for about 2 years now, but there's been more practical educational value in this one month on this forum than all that previous time.
The folks I work with here don't lurk on forums, but they've been following along with the progress and seeing and hearing the vast improvement in the results we've been getting in Pro Tools this month. It is quite noticable. Just knowing what these instruments are capable of has made us focus on our work more intensely and pro-actively, knowing there's no excuses for not getting a "pro" sounding mix, and that alone has been an invaluable lesson in itself.
So on behalf of our little circle of collaborators here at Curve Dominant, I want to offer a big thanks to Charles and Julian, even though it hardly expresses the amount of gratitude we have for you guys for taking the time to do this.