neumann m150 / studer a827


assuming that everything in one's studio kicks ass, good digital platformwith conversion, good microphones, instruments/amps, dynamic processing, preamps.

what do you think will influence the overall sound more, an m150 (which i'm realizing would probably only be used as ambience micing and certain vocal applications, at least in the context of rock and roll which is the way my mind thinks)

or the a 827 doing some A/D conversion?

speaking of the a 827, couldn't i technically use it after the input signal has already been recorded through the preamps into pro tools and just run through it similar to how one would with dynamic processing, so do D/A/D conversion through the process. ?

this is of course also assuming that you can find a used studer for about $8,000