Bit by bit, I try to collect analogue outboard gear for my project studio that might evolve into a bigger studio over time. I love to work in-the-box with plugins and appreciate the flexibility and comfort that come with it. Nevertheless, I love analogue gear and its unbeatable character and the often slightly different behaviour, especially with extreme settings. I like to combine both worlds, the digital and the analogue one, and set up a hybrid studio environment. This time, we have a look at my brand-new SA-76ADG, an 1176 compressor manufactured by Stam Audio in Chile, that combines the revisions A, D and G in one single unit. A great concept and a real game changer!Continue reading →
Everybody with analogue studio outboard gear knows it: there is one huge disadvantage compared to mixing plugins. It is the effort needed to store somehow the settings of all used studio gear to be able to recall them if you or your customers want to make changes to the last mix version. Whether or not you are taking pictures or using recall sheets, it is an annoying process, and its data needs to be stored somewhere. But those sad times came to an end with the release of the new software called SessionRecall, available for Mac and Windows.