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Console Obsolescence—What Do I Do Now?

A continuing dilemma for owners of all sizes and types of studios is the problem of replacing an obsolete console. “What are my options? Is there some way I can still use it, like moving it to the B room? How do I sell it or trade it in? What should I buy now? There are so many choices. Should I buy new or used? How much should I spend? How do I finance the purchase?” These are all good questions, because replacing your console is like a heart transplant. If you get a bad one, or make the wrong decision, your studio life is in jeopardy. The same situation is true if you are purchasing your first console for a new recording room, whether it be a home studio or an additional room for your growing facility. ...

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