Recording in digital marks a great leap forward, no doubt. The same band that might’ve invested $10,000 in an album a generation ago can buy a tricked-out Pro Tools rig and plug-in suite today, and record as many songs and albums as they want.
Digital has also proven a boon for studio owners, including yours truly. Many of us could never afford a Neve or API console or a 24-track Studer machine without a second mortgage. Now, we have an army of plug-ins — including those licensed by Neve, API and Studer — and far, far more than 24 tracks at our disposal.
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