4 Reasons to Invest in Analog Gear

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As you may already know, I’m in the process of doing a few upgrades in my studio. I’ll be posting more specifics here on HSC, but I’ve been talking about them a bit on my Facebook page.

[Sidenote: I’m focusing more on Facebook than Twitter lately. It seems to be more conversational. If you haven’t joined me yet, go here: www.facebook.com/homestudiocorner.]

Whenever I’m looking to buy a new piece of equipment or upgrade an existing piece of equipment, I try to ask one simple question: What will help me make better recordings?

My goal isn’t to marginally improve the recordings. I’m looking for holes in my system. I’m looking for weak links. For example, I don’t currently own an actual guitar amp (I’ve been using a pretty killer amp simulator pedal, but still don’t have an actual amp). A good amp would definitely improve my guitar recordings.


Prioritizing Your Gear Upgrades

Changed Priorities Ahead

If I was to ask you What’s on your wish list for your studio?, would you have an answer for me? Of course you would. 🙂

You probably have a laundry list of gear that you’d like to add to your current setup. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Heck, it’s a lot of fun to dream up the perfect studio setup (as long as you’re careful to avoid Gear Acquisition Syndrome).

But how do you take that massive list of yours and make sense of anything? How do you determine what you would get next?

Here’s what I try to do.