Thanx for posting these samples johnkenn, ex.A does sounds a tad bit better to my ears at least. Glad to hear it held its own against the miktek! You really made it an easy decision for me when searching for that "neve sound" thanx to you posts on these threads. Good looking out my man!
And now all i need is my main tracking compressor preferably for 500 format but im open to others...Lately ive been looking at Acme audio's Opticom, Purple MC77
, but for 500 format theres the ShadowHills optograph/vandergraph, BAC 500, the AML 2254
clone looks promising...what have you tried and would recommend?