Ok. So I've upgraded my recording setup. I originally had a Roland VS-880EX and... that's it. Decent mics... a few D112s, 57s, some large diaphragm condensers. Not much but it sounded quite good. I've just bought a Mackie 24/8, a MOTU 24io, a capable PC setup, and a few Aphex compressors. The whole setup is Mogami wired. This should sound better than my old setup but it doesn't. Frankly it sounds like absolute $*^t. The depth and beefyness, for lack of a better word, I got from my VS-880 simply isn't there. I thought it might be the preamps on the Mackie board that were making it sound shitty, but could they really be worse than the preamps on the VS-880? I really have no idea why it sounds so bad. I'm quite angry and disappointed. I would have expected my new setup to sound better, not worse, than my old one. Does anyone have any ideas why this is so?