|Originally posted by DJ RANN |
What happened Alanzo? You ditched the focals and 2408 and replaced them with AKG headphones and an EMU soundcard? Doens't seem like a logical process.
Well, I got married and moved into a new place, so I needed money for the wedding and furniture. Apart from that, I was basically done with the Andromeda. I got to know it like the back of my hand, which is a good thing, but I like learning new synths and it was staning in the way of that.
As for the Focals, I alwyas liked them, but I guess really expensive monitors just aren't worth the price... not for me, anyway. From the day I got them and first heard, my first thought was "this is it?" I guess I built them up too much in my head, in the end, they where still just speakers. Plus I've always enjoyed mixing on headphones more.
I didn't think I needed the MOTU anymore and knew I had issues with M-Audio so tried EMU. Now I'm going back to MOTU, probably another 2408. My Mini-DAC broke, so I'm using the SPDIF out of my EMU into a receiver. Worst DAC ever on this thing. So harsh.
I also sold my UAD-Quad with literally every plugin at the time for something like $3,000. Waves has gotten immensely better over the past five years... and it's... umm.. free. Sorta. So Waves is now at the point where it can easily hold up to the UAD. That coupled with modern quad core CPUs makes the UAD kinda useless in my eyes.
I've also switched focus from music to sound design. I enjoy it just as much and it pays way better.
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