Hey , I'm not too proud to ask. We're all learning! I love my mixes on PT. I use lucid converters, Great River preamps, a couple kinds of compressors on the way in. Clarity and imaging are phenomenal. The bottom end stays rock solid. But oh how I miss tape for drums. (And no I don't really want to get into running to tape first for my kind of operation.) Using "smear" analog tools helps some. A 1073 goes a long way on kick and snare for me. So how do you guys dirty up drums? Is that fatso unit really all that?