SA70 clone and Ghost cables were the biggest hardware highlights, funny enough I end up using the SA70 on the bus more than a mic pre lately. Software was probably the dBpoweramp file converter (I haven't tested but my mastering engineer prefers it to Saracon and at $48 vs Saracon's $1k I'll trust him on that). The biggest hardware/software surprise was Slate VSX, incredibly handy.
An API 6 space lunchbox loaded with2 Purple Biz mic pre's, a Great River MP-500NV mic pre, and 2 Daking Comp 500 VCA compressors. I also bought a mid 70's Urie LA-4 compressor from an old friend of mine who never used it for $300.
i don‘t buy a lot of software - maybe just 1-2 plugins/year. but bought the softube british class A. one plus is it can be used without the softube console, just like a normal plugin. the gate is completely unusable but the limited eq and the comp are great for quickly massaging a track into shape. and the drive knob is the icing on the cake! so it speeds up my workflow and sounds good. i like it.
Last Edit: Jan 24, 2023 13:33:49 GMT -6 by theshea