new forum, new approach, he he.
Well after some years of strong debate on the merits or lack thereof of very expensive audio equipment I have adapted to the new arena/environment I work within and have decided in order to continue to offer the best possible service to my clients and create the right perception for perspective clients I have decided to invest in some new equipment.
I am to receive tommorrow a Summit DCL200 valve compressor and am awaiting a new mastering equalizer built to my own specs to be delivered in the month or so to follow (built from scratch). I have listened to a fair few expensive EQ’s and many failed to improve on the analogue EQ I already own, other than the stepped switching for easy mastering recall. Most excelled in one band alone and that is not really good value from my perspective.
Ultimately I felt the need for the new boxes arose out of stiff competition/progression/client draw rather than lacking anything previous with existing analogue hardware and the DSP I have at my disposal. I appreciate it will take some time to work off the cost of the units but I have made decent decisions so far and feel this is the right move for this year. I am not anticipating a jump in the already high standard of work I am doing because I have a couple of expensive boxes as 99pct of what I do is on my decisions, directions from client, having a great room and monitor arrangement, having chosen the right tools, previous audio experience, commitment and quality control (clicks/defects etc. etc.) and being organized and paying attention to detail. This is like some icing on the cake
I hope everyone using and supporting Nuendo is going to have a really good 2011, personally it is still the best DAW and something I enjoy using daily, it feels right and comfortable and that is important.