I mix entirely in-the-box, mostly rock and jazz that I usually like to have a vintage sound (assuming it needs to be "dirtied up" or compressed a fair amount but still not sound horribly squashed or distorted (unless we want it to be...okay, you get the very general picture).
I'm liking my UAD-1 and especially the Fairchild 670 compressor plug-in, and the Pultec Pro or whatnot, EQ, and their Precision Maximizer and their Dream Reverb or whatever (except it takes way too much of one card, yeah, I know enough that the plug-in-instances-per-card has already been discussed a bit on this discussion group).
Long story short....I'm anxious to try some Neve plugs...however---
I don't record on my DAW/computer, due to current buget limitations and the fact that some of what I do is live/recording drums, so I record into an Alesis HD24 and then transfer and mix ITB.
The 88RS is referred to as a "Channel Strip." But that doesn't mean its primary use is for tracking or input processing, I'm sure; this is still entirely useful for mixing, right? (I know it is but wanted some perspective and confirmation.)
Also, for the money, which should I get? I have a sample of some recent mixes I've done, here: http://www.robdrum.com/JVsDemo.html
Should I get an entire bundle, or just the 88RS channel strip?
Well, anyway, I can also just demo them, of course.........