Re: Professional sound engineering - proper use of outboard gear
An SSL console. I was working on an SSL 4000G today (along with a Teletronix LA2A, also seen in the background which is not turned on - because you want to save the tube for when you actually use it).
The SSL console is not cheap. Fortunately you can buy 500-series preamps and compressors (clones) that will yield great results, if you just want to use one vocal mic.
Edit: Oh, I haven't posted here in a while and I just noticed I still have the SSL bus-compressor as my avatar. Nice!
Very recently I found out that it is largely based on a quote attributed to Gengis Khan: “A man's greatest pleasure is to defeat his enemies, to drive them before him, to take from them that which they possessed, to see those whom they cherished in tears, to ride their horses, and to hold their wives and daughters in his arms.”
Techno starts with a capital 'T', as in TB-303 and TR-808.