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Old 9th April 2019
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No need for a console to get a 3D sound. But there IS a need for analog gear to get a great 3D sound IMO. That's why I'm working hybrid without a console. I DO miss the vibe of it sitting in front of me SOMEtimes, but not enough to keep it. What I don't miss :

the heat
the electric bill
the massive amount of wiring
the sound
the space it takes up
and the #1 reason for not having a console - the ugly console audio reflections that are so difficult to work around.

Honestly, my workflow isn't that that different with a hybrid setup than when I had the console. But my mixes are better now than when I had the console. Without a doubt. I suspect that's mostly because I have more and better outboard filling the space of where the console used to sit.