I'm an amateur audio engineer who most of the time needs to record choirs or musical theatre productions, but who occasionally does home studio recording of songs.
I don't have a huge amount of money but I'd like to build a collection of 'essential' audio units to give me the most flexibility and the most professional quality sound.
I have basics like a mixer / hard disk recorder (Tascam 2488), cables, mics etc. but no dedicated effects units at the moment.
- will I feel the benefit, the return-on-investment if you like, if I buy a dedicated hardware reverb rather than relying on software reverb?
- is a mic-preamp more useful than a compressor?
- what piece of hardware could you not live without?