Originally Posted by studjo
Sorry but you as a seller - developer - whatever - have to say something like this. I think it would be wiser to just let the user comment on a thread like this.
Well I agree with you, and there are many engineers out there using them that would agree with my estimation of the QII or any of the Pendulum stuff. I don't HAVE to say anything I don't believe in. I have heard every channel strip and my honest belief as a recording engineer is that I have never heard better, period. Our Mercenary studio may have access to unlimited gear, but our rack-space IS limited. The QII occupies the top-spot in the preamp rack for a reason. It's always been there, and will continue to be.
But this brings up a bigger credibility question which I have addressed before and will address again.
First I must make very clear (again) that I was an engineer LONG befor I ever sold Pro Audio.
Second, I only chime in on a thread when I feel I have something of value to add, either positive or otherwise.
Third, I regularly post in-support of gear we are not a dealer for. In fact, as a company, we regularly recommend stuff we don't sell. Just a minute ago I was recommending Cubase, Nuendo or Logic to a customer who was wondering about whether to buy ProTools. We don't sell ANY DAWs at all, and he just asked because he values our opinion.
Fourth, if dealers were banned from posting about stuff they're dealers for, well there would be a lot less posting going on. And some of those dealers have much more of an axe to grind than we Mercenary guys.
Fifth, you may not know it, but we are not paid on commision. Our salary is guaranteed, and our job is not to sell, but to give advice and consult. I spend all day helping people find the right solution whether we sell it or not. So I really don't give a flying you-know-what whether you buy it from me or not. It doesn't effect my paycheck one little bit.
Here's the best way to think of Mercenary: We don't like it because we sell it...WE SELL IT BECAUSE WE LIKE IT!
How can I make this a sticky?