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Old 9th April 2019
Lives for gear
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Originally Posted by drBill View Post
Reasons for a console :

1. You're using a tape machine.
2. You're tracking large ensembles.
3. You're enamored with a console.

There's really no other reasons in 2019 for having a console. It's ancient technology except for the above reasons. The OP isn't using tape or tracking large ensembles. That's boils it down to lust. If you want one and can afford it, then go for it. Otherwise....shhhhh. We're tired of hearing all the pro "gotta have a console" hyperbole.
Hahaha..... next you'll be telling me not to buy a Silver Bullet. Luckily, I still use tape so I'm in for 2 of the reasons.

I no longer see a need for cheap analog pieces of prosumer stuff, but there are other reasons for a console.

- I like (looove the D&R) analog EQ.
- I like gain staging.
- Routing something is a button push.
- The total is waaaay cheaper than the sum of it's parts.
- I'm familiar with it and can move fast.
- Most importantly, the chicks dig it (as if my stellar a** isn't enough).