Hello everyone, I've been reading the last couple of weeks all reviews i could find regarding hi end track/instrument and mastering processors like Manley, Universal Audio, Tube Tech, AMS Neve, Avalon etc. They all look and sound great(according to the reviews) and cost like a fortune. In case someone wanted to buy some of them or even invest to a certain piece, i think he would have this very simple problem : Which one in the end? They are all great, but there is one one of them that is better that all the others for a certain task. So, i came up with the following "Best For" list which could help a lot of people out there, if the audio gurus in this forums wouldn't mind sharing their experience with these hi end machines. Best Mastering EQ - Best Mastering Compressor - Best Mastering Limiter - Best Vocal Mic-Pre - Best Vocal EQ - Best Vocal Compressor - Best Instrument EQ - Best Instrument Compressor - Best Drum EQ - Best Drum Compressor - Just copy/paste this list and fill in what you think best for the job. Price is not an issue. I have split the "Best For" list in so many categories because from what i've read until now, one unit is very good for vocal compressing, one is superb for drums, another for electric bass and so on. I hope you'll find this post worth replying. It would be a great help at least for me to start with. Thank you all in advance. Kind regards, Alex.