When I used to sell recording equipment, I can’t tell you how many times a “studio owner” would call me asking about one of the big, $10,000+ control surfaces for Pro Tools.
They would straight up tell me that they just wanted it for the look, that they might not even actually USE it.
(In case you don’t know, a control surface is something that looks like a mixer, has faders and buttons, and is used to control your recording software. It allows you to — among other things — move the faders in your software with your hands rather than a mouse.)
I regularly get questions from people wanting to know which control surface they should buy.
My response? DON’T GET ONE. (more…)