With the 2400 on the way and my soon to half way progression to being “otb” i’m also considering the option of getting some outboard gear to go along with it, preferably the 500 lunchbox series.
Have been thinking about which pieces I should be purchasing, and since they are far from cheap every decision is a nerve racking experience.
I make hip hop, boom bap beats mainly.
9 times out of 10 my tracks in a daw will be grouped to 3 tracks.
Drum group, Bass, Sample group.
In an ideal world where I’m made of money i’d get a string of eqs and compressors that i can apply to each aspect of my tracks, one for kick, one for snare and so on and so on, or even in a slightly less ideal world where I’m kinda made of money, one for the drum group, one for the sample group etc .
But its just not realistic on my budget, i can get 1 nice eq, 1 nice compressor, but ill be limited to how i can use them (by using it on one track then resampling that track and then using it on something else and repeating the process)
So i’m thinking maybe it’s a better idea to basically save all that for when I bounce tracks from the s2400 into my daw and use plugins.
And instead maybe focus on getting some nice pre amps that just make things sound “better”
My process of making beats in the beginning stage (in terms of effects processing) is basically limited to low/high pass filtering and basic eqing…which is why id be keen on getting a chain of outboard eqs. But the s2400 already has the filters which appear to be nice too, and maybe a basic eq is on the way (fingers crossed).
So yeh…after all that babbling on.
What do you think?
What outboard gear would you recommend?
A cliche question but, is outboard gear really worth it?, is an outboard SSL 611 that much superior in terms of sound compared to a Waves or UAD SSL plugin?
Anyone care to share their process of how you do things?, what stuff you use?, pros cons etc.
Basically anything related to anything I’ve mentioned I’m all ears and appreciate any feedback.