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Lots of project studio owners are moving over to digital consoles, but Minucci is sticking with his 8-bus analog Mackie. "It's quiet and extremely useful in my setup," he says. "The main point for me is that all of this technology has given us the opportunity to bypass the demo studio phase and make great-sounding records in our own spaces. Knowing what tools you need is really the pivotal issue, and to me it all comes back to the grounding in music that a player and arranger has to have."more
the Mackie Analog 8 bus series was found in almost any studio that was serious about getting quality without taking out mortgage. This is a very reliable console ( with the exception of a few have ribbon cable issues in early production runs). I still use mine for recording and love it. Now I'm not saying its a Neve console or anything... but it does a great job at a fraction of the cost.
I've mixed so many studio albums with that marvelous console. If you know how to use it, you can make great records. Clean and powerful, aggressive EQ, I use as a keyboards' mixer now before entering into my DAW.