Hey yall. Im trying to narrow down what makes sense for a channel strip for general purpose usage. Vocals, voice over, acoustic and electric guitar, and ambient mic. The neve 1073 pre/eq and the focusrite isa 2 with the trident 80b 500 series eq, both have my interest. They are similarly priced, with the isa/80b being a stereo setup, neve would be mono. In one way i like the simplicity and timelessness of the neve, in another i like the ISA/80b combo as something a little more unique. Seems like everything these days is done on a neve. Ive used a classic calrec at the studio, and heard an ISA at GC and via marcos videos. I loved the oomph of the trident eq on a trident 24, but i am unsure how similar it is to the 80b. I am likely going to get 1 or 2, dbx 160 500 series modules, since they are very low priced, and the 160a rack unit is discontinued!! This should round things out for a solid pro level channel path, without boutique pricing, or 'project studio' level stuff. Tho the black lion audio bluey 1176 clone seems interesting. Ideally id get both the neve and focusrite/trident, but i think im going to wait until i move and have a true studio room before i aquire much OB gear. Just need one good channel strip for now. Im open to any alternatives too. Thanks.