Sylvia, LOVING your book! I actually bought an extra copy to give to my mix engineer because i didn't want him borrowing mine and never giving it back.
I appreciate you actually giving people a go- to vocal chain that usually works for you. I found your approach very sensible and compelling and I'm just curious about how to best apply that to my setup.
I have a couple of good LDC mics (and you've got me very close to buying a Mojave M200, I assure you) into a Vintech X73 and then I usually go into an Altec 4360that has been modded by Bryce Gonzales- so that's my vari mu, but I also have a Distressor and I'm wondering how you would utilize that? Would you set it to emulate an 1176? Fast attack, high compression ratio, but set to just catch the loud bits?