Stam Audio StamChild SA-670 by IzzyRock
I am a huge supporter for plugins, I have won the Slate competition for best mix with their tools and overall have been moving to an in the box setup with just having my Pultecs on the mixbus for that low end and sparkle. I don’t believe hardware is necessary these days as you can make great music and mixes with any tool and plugins are just much easier to use, recall and allows me to work faster.
I was one of the first engineers to use the StamChild as I live in Chile and have access to early prototypes and I can say that just passing my mixes through this beast without adding any compression made everything sound better. The amount of tubes and transformers brought so much excitement, harmonic distortion and overall subtle color that made things sound more elegant in a way I have heard many times from classic records.
The stereo width goes a little bit further also.
The build quality is phenomenal, knobs, VU meters, chassis, transformers and tubes, everything looks and sounds high end.
I have so far used the unit with very light compression as this texture is amazing but it is capable of more than 20dB of attitude.