Besides workflow , what are your thoughts about mixing ITB with Pro Tools vs OTB on a console ? Do you hear any sonic benefits when using a console ?
Whenever it's in the budget, and practical, I prefer mixing OTB. That is not to say I don't enjoy mixing ITB. I have a private studio at home and I do most of my mixing here. I have some cool hardware (API EQ's, Compex stereo limiter, Transient Designer compressors and some effects boxes. I also have all the Universal Audio plugins. I'm always happy with the results.
When I can mix on a Neve, that is my preference. There is a definite difference in the sound. I would hope so, for something that costs so much.
Hi Jay, not adding much, just wanted to say that it's nice to know that there are still some engineers like yourself out there, who can hear the difference between analog and digital. Personally, I say that digital is very convenient, but analog rules when it comes to sonics.
So in your home studio which tracks go OTB ? Do you have any photo of your home setup ?
If I'm going to use some parallel limiting on drums, I use my Compex. I also use API 560's on guitars, bass and kick. I still like my Transient Designer compressors on kick and bass, but sometimes it comes in handy on toms and anything else I want to get some extreme attack or sustain.
I don't have a pic of my set up yet, but I'll put it on my website one of these days. jaymessina.com