I'd like to hear your opinion on the use of plugins. Do you use amp sims? Virtual instruments for keys?
For the most part, we use mainly outboard gear at Tommy's studio. Although Tommy did get one of the OpenLab Neko's that is loaded with tons of virtual instruments. Omnisphere is really cool and the Arturia and NI stuff seems to get a lot of use lately. We've got quite a few top notch guitar amps, so we don't really use the amp sims for Tommy's projects. I personally use Eleven for some other projects though!