Sold my mics and pres - making better music than ever
These days I don't have enough time to mess about with shootouts and mic placements in a recording session. It's not that it bores me, I just don't have enough time.
So I got myself some modest (ok cheap) MIDI drums and DI'd the guitar and bass into a stereo pre. I had the band I was recording play through monitoring amps and the auxiliary inputs on my monitor controller. Not a great sound, but ok for tracking - I dialed in some distortion for he rhythm guitar.
After that, I used EZ Drummer and pod. It's not purist, but the 6-7 hours I saved in tacking went on comping, editing and mixing and the tracks were all the better for that. I'm nowhere near a major label guy so I can totally justify this.
I'm selling off my collection of mics and pres.
Time saved, money earned, results improved. Yeah!