Man, have I been slightly off here. I mean, I have always thought when stating I love analog, I'm understood that its "using" nice outboard analog gear "in combination" with a DAW system = Hybrid also. To me it just doesn't mean recording to TAPE. But, searching for info on analog, I'm now thinking the reason I have received much negativity when talking about how I am into analog, could it be the majority are thinking analog solely means "Tape" and I am stating that I think tape is the better of the two for recording music today? If so, I need to curve my lingo and set the record straight. :redface: Personally, you couldn't get me to buy a tape machine for anything. I sold my 16 track, 20 years ago and never looked back ( glad I found someone that wanted it before it was worthless). Now that I have the means, going hybrid, running stems out to some analog gear is what I like and what I mean when I talk about analog. I didn't think analog was so cut and dry. What is your interpretation of analog? What is your interpretation of hybrid?