First Compressor/Limiter and EQ
I am looking for a good general purpose compressor and EQ for use in tracking. I am also considering channel strips. My primary need is to build a great vocal chain. I only have about $1,700 to spend at this time. I have been steadly upgrading my studio and now have a selection of mics in most every flavor.
My "best" pres are in my API A2D (312s) and I have been considering getting a 500 series rack and buying more API or 500 series compatible gear (550A EQ, 525 Compressor etc.). If I go with the 500 series rack, I think it will have a lot of flexibility, and since I do remote work, I could get a lunchbox and use it in the field.
On the budget compressor side I wonder if the Summit TLA 50 a dbx 1066, or Toft DC2 are recommended? If I bought one of those I could get a dedicated EQ like the Langevin EQP1-A, Summit Audio FeQ-50 as well.
I am also considering the LA 610 or a Langevin Dual Vocal Combo which would give me the comp, eq, and a differnt flavor pre.