A music friend of mine that was also into recording was already a couple steps ahead of me.
I went to see his place, he had a Mac computer with 001 LE Pro Tools and a pair of Mackie monitors.
It sounded incredible.
He also had a couple API mic pres??? " What are they man?"
He says that he met some guy named Terry Manning out at Compass Point studios and he had said that API were good.
OK, so I went home and did a search for API, I looked at the 3124+, $2500.00!!!!!! WHAT!
So hello Mercenary.........................
So there it is, 2 of the 3124+'s. never once regretted making the investment.
Grace 101 pre
Summit tla 50 compressor
KRK V-4 monitors
And yes, thats a Lucas EQ on the top.
I spent quite a few years in that space, the Lucas came just when I was thinking of expanding.