Survey: Hardware vs. Software or why I didn’t spend almost…

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Last week I was looking for some gear on ebay and found this on the web. Oli and I discussed back and forth, if it is worth, what we expected by purchasing it and how much this little baby would improve our sound in general. After going back and forth in the last days we decided not to buy it.

There still is a big fight going between hardware and software….really?  I know a lot of older guys (especially in the music business) pretend to use almost only hardware for recording, mastering or mixing. I am not sure, if this is really true to be honest. Software makes life so much easier, because of the facts we all know. It is 100% reproductional each time you open your digital workspace and and and….. I agree there is legendary outboard gear and its sound is hard to beat. We also still use the Manley VOXBOX for vocal recordings and there is ton of great hardware compressors, limiters, massive mixing desks out there on ebay etc. Would you still spend a fortune getting it? Think about how many legendary hardware gear is available as plugIn. What do you think about its quality? What is your feeling considering this topic in general? Do you still use hardware in your daily environment? Which hardware do you use and why? What do you think is better in your particular case? Will Studios have hardware in the future? I am so looking forward to your answers.

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