I feel as though I'll never be a "real" audio engineer for the fact that everything I know/do (not much) is in the digital domain. Sit me down at a DAW and I can create something that is at least decent. Through me in a room full of analog and I'm junk because I've never used it. I really want to start building a hybrid of analog/digital, but I'm not sure where/how to start. Any ideas on where I should begin? I've been starting to feel like a cheap imitation. I know there are plenty of DAW guys just like myself so please don't feel that I'm speaking for you because I'm not. There are lots of great places that rely solely on their DAW and that is fine, but I feel as though I'm missing out on something very special...maybe even elite. There are those certain things that digital can't do that analog will always be used for, and I need it. The first thing that comes to mind is to start looking for tape machines, nice tube pres...etc. What do you guys think? Sorry this post was just me spitting out what I'm thinking to see if it sparks anything. All DAW users don't think I'm bashing us because I'm not...I'm speaking from my own feelings.