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Old 19th May 2018 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Etch-A-Sketch View Post
A tool is a tool is a tool. Can you believe that when SSL first came out everyone hated them and said they sounded "sterile" and the EQs sounded "crunchy" compared to other consoles of the time?!?!
I can believe it, SSL are pretty cheap sounding consoles. The new ones are much worse than the old E series desks too. When you consider even the average home studio guy is tracking with API and Neve pres now, even the novice can listen to albums tracked on SSL and realize something is missing and lacking girth. The eq and line amps are counter to what most people are tracking with. With the power of the DAW it's mind boggling that any studio bother to maintain those clunky consoles. They do look cool as hell with the control room lights dimmed and the lava lamp off in the distance.