Big Purchase Buyer's Regret? NOT EVEN CLOSE!
I can't remember the last time I felt so happy after laying out a big wad of cash, but I am ecstatic! I have had the Apollo Twin Duo since they came in at Sweetwater and with that system, I purchased the little 'save a bunch of money" introductory price for any three plug-ins, etc. - which actually should be called "making sure you get addicted to great plug-ins"! So, after putting their interface and plug-ins through the motions, I started looking over the list of must-haves and really-wants from the full list of plug-ins and I probably could have gotten by for about $4,500 or so... So, I decided that the Satellite Quad Ultimate might just be the ticket... but, I was a little concerned about the Fire-wire connecting - but, my genius of a sales rep, Mike Soper, pointed me to the OCTO and the Sonnet Thunderbolt Chassis - for the $1,000 more (oh, and $500 for the Sonnet), I got all the same plug-ins and twice the processing power - BUT - right now, you also get an additional $750 voucher for more plug-ins! It's an addict's dream! Well, I got the stuff in - card dropped into the chassis just fine - authorization without any issues - and just initial tinkering, especially with the stuff that I knew nothing about and wasn't basing my purchase on, I am truly blown away! To know that any inability to produce the highest quality of recordings / mixes comes strictly down to my abilities and not my system's is just beautiful! So, a million thanks to Mike Soper for his continued expert guidance! I gotta get back to the board... got a LOT of stuff to play with!