I’ve been in a really good place with my sound-making tools. I’ve not really lusted after anything for actual music-making in some time (with the exception of maybe getting back to the guitar with a new electric perhaps). As a result, I’m trying to take care of more utilitarian equipment and aspects of the process. Getting new monitors was a big step, I’ve gotten some new headphones, but now I’m trying to improve the signal chain at the front-end with some new pre-amps and compressors.
I’m curious what everyone’s take is on this on the forum. I have a friend who loves the Warm Audio brand and I’ve had my eye on their dual pre-amp w/ EQ. Also have my eye on a three band Drawmer compressor that seems like it’d be great for taking stereo recordings to the next level, particularly with electronic music.
Anyway, really just trying to improve my signal chain. I think I get so caught up in the ‘toys’ that I ignore the benefit of tightening things up in other capacities. Anyone have a go-to preamp or compressor that they love that’s flexible for a variety of sonic approaches (i.e. not JUST electronic music)?