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What should I buy next?
Old 1 week ago
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What should I buy next?

So, as luck would have it, I've got a little room in my budget for a Next Serious Toy. My rig is currently an odd-lot amalgam of cheap stuff I cobbled in my early days, some reasonable mid range stuff and a couple of 'prize possession' pieces. I'm looking to build out a minimalist core rig around the good bits and am trying to decide what to add next. Since I've been out of the game for a while, I thought I'd throw this out to the group to give me some ideas on what to start looking at.

I'm looking for rack bits only.

My current keeper interface is a classic Metric Halo Mobile I/O 2882
My current keeper mic pre is a John Hardy Twin Servo 990 4ch that he generously recapped for me a while back.

Odd bits I sometimes use when I'm looking to alter the sound rather than capture accurately:
Drawmer MX60 channel strip(2)
Aphex Compellor 302 and Dominator II 720 (from my broadcast post days).
Dolby Spectral Processor 740 (that I dabbled in forensics with)
A pair of ancient dbx 902 de-essers - (used more on old piezo pickups than vocals)

The use case is performing songwriter, small acoustic ensembles (any genre), some remote small club recording.

Let the games begin!
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What kind of recording room(s)?
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Rooms are as-built domestic construction with treatment as opposed to purpose built studios. Solo work is recorded in the "control room" which is relatively dead, multi piece in relatively live larger room. Seems to work well enough for what I'm doing.
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