Hi everyone. I am a fairly experienced home studio producer, but I have moved recently into a new genre of music whereby the production quality demands the best possible. . . I own a lot of outboard synths and samplers. Currently I am running a Yamaha 03d [little brother of the 02r], which I use basically as a monitoring device. Everything is getting converted from a/d in the 03d, before moving [2 channels at a time] via SPIDIF into my MOTU 828 [24/44.1] // and finally into Logic Audio, where I mix + mix down in software. Problem: after gentle EQing in the o3d, and a little more EQing in Logic using stock plugins... my mixes sound cold !! Not bad, but definately not as phat or as warm as I believe they should. Solution: What do you think? Switching to an analog console, such as a Soundcraft Ghost or Mackie 32/8 - and taking advantege of the full 24-bit a/d converters on the MOTU?? [since the Yamaha 03d converters are only 20bit]... Or possibly adding a nice compressor like a Manley or Avalon on the kickdrum and seperately on the snare to help warm the sound?? If that would work? Any suggestions would be great ! Thanx.